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 Julius Henry Porter

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Julius Henry Porter

Birth
Hartford, Windsor County, Vermont, USA
Death 1 Nov 1919 (aged 76)
Burial Langdon, Sullivan County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 10166386 View Source
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Corporal Co G 17th US Infantry

Julius Henry Porter was the third of five children born to Calvin Porter and Mehitable Judkins. He was born in Hartford, Vermont, on September 11, 1843. The 1860 U.S. Census shows Julius Porter living in Hartford, Vermont, at the time of his enlistment.

He enlisted at age 18 1/2 on April 9, 1862, at Lebanon, New Hampshire. His military records describe him as between 5'6" and 5'9" tall (conflicting records), with dark complexion, brown eyes, and dark brown hair. Julius was assigned to Co. G, 17th U.S. Infantry. (His brother, Orvis W. Porter served in the same regiment).

Julius enlisted on June 6, 1862, from Fort Columbus, New York. He participated in the Second Battle of Bull Run in August 1862. Julius deserted on November 3, 1862. In his Declaration for Original Invalid Pension, his physical description includes "Partial deafness of left ear contracted at the second battle of Bull Run by explosion of gun. He surrendered on May 26, 1865, under the President's Proclamation. He was restored to duty without trial on condition that he made good his time lost. Company G served in Maine and New York from July 1, 1865, to April 6, 1866, and then in Texas until September 1866. Julius was elevated to Corporal on January 1, 1867, and honorably discharged on November 1, 1867, at Woodsville, Texas.

He received Pension Certificate No. 1034871. In addition to his partial deafness, he claimed rheumatism contracted in the line of his duty, as well as chronic heart disease. Julius' federal pension in 1901 was $6 per month. In 1902 he filed for a pension increase, and received a raise to $8. Beginning March 2, 1907, his pension was $12. Starting September 11, 1913, he received $20 per month. On September 11, 1918, he began receiving $24. In 1919, the amount was at $35 per month. Julius died November 1, 1919. His wife also died in 1919, and they are buried in the Langdon Cemetery.
Source: VermontCivilWar.Org Database.



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