George L. Bates was the son of Dustin and Betsy Latimer (Sabine) Bates. George was a veteran of the Civil War having served in the 4th VT Infantry and 1st VT Cavalry. He died in the Soldiers Home in Maine. His first wife Helen Dudley died at age 28. His second wife, Hattie survived him.
(Cemetery records have May 28, 1911 for a date of death)
His obituary from The Vermont Journal, November 11, 1910:
"The body of George L. Bates, formerly a resident of Windsor, was brought here on Wednesday, November 2, from the Soldiers home at Togus, Me, where he died April 28, 1909. Burial was in Ascutney Cemetery. The deceased enlisted in the 4th Vermont regiment and served out his enlistment in the Civil War. Mr. Bates married Helen Dudley, a native of Windsor. She has been dead many years. His body was buried at her side. Old residents here appear to know little of the life of Mr. Bates subsequent to his leaving these parts about forty years ago."
He was admitted to the Soldiers Home in Togus, Maine April 17, 1909 and died April 28, 1909. He was buried there and his body was later exhumed and brought first to Manchester, NH where his widow, Hattie, and son Kimball lived and then to Windsor. George was born in Hartland, Vermont April 1840 to Dustin and Betsy Latimer (Sabine) Bates. His first wife Helen was 28 years old when she died of typhoid fever in February of 1870, leaving him with two young children, Laura and Kimball. He married again, to Hattie and they had a daughter, Nellie.
His Medical record courtesy of Tom Ledoux:
Bates, George L. Private, Co. B, 1st Vermont Cavalry. Sabre-cut of the head. Mount Jackson, Virginia, October 7th, 1864. Admitted to hospital at Brattleboro, Vermont, April 2d, 1865. Returned to duty June 23d, 1865.
Joseph K. Barnes, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861-65), Part 1, Volume 2 (Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1870), p. 162.
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