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PVT Royal A. Briggs

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PVT Royal A. Briggs

Birth
Hampton, Washington County, New York, USA
Death 22 Jul 1879 (aged 35)
Fair Haven, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Burial Fair Haven, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 66596383 View Source
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Royal A. Briggs was born in 1844, in Hampton, Washington Co., New York, he was the third son of shoemaker George J. Briggs (b.abt.1810 in VT) and his wife Eliza (Hunter)Briggs (b.abt.1818 in VT).

Census records showed that Royal A. Briggs grew up with his mother and father and 5 siblings (George W., Charles H., Loyal A., Cecilia and Floyd Briggs) in and around the Fairhaven area of Rutland County, Vermont, and he worked as a Barber.

At age 18, he enlisted in Rutland Vermont, as a Union Soldier in the Civil War, and served with the 54th Massachusetts Infantry (Colored).

From the unit roster from the Vermonters in the Civil War website:

Briggs, Royal A., age 18, cred. to Rutland, VT
Service: enl 12/25/63, Rutland, VT, m/i 1/22/64, PVT, Co. D, 54th MA INF, m/o 8/20/65 (5' 9" Black eyes, Black hair, Dark complexion; barber) born: unknown, Hampton, NY; died 04/27/1879; buried: Village Cemetery, Fairhaven, VT.

Royal A. Hunter died on July 22, 1879, at Fairhaven, Rutland Co. VT, at age 33 years 11 mos 26 days.

Brother: Charles H. Briggs' memoria: 184487187


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  • Created by: DC
  • Added: 7 Mar 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 66596383
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/66596383/royal-a.-briggs : accessed ), memorial page for PVT Royal A. Briggs (27 May 1844–22 Jul 1879), Find a Grave Memorial ID 66596383, citing Cedar Grove Cemetery, Fair Haven, Rutland County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by DC (contributor 47444349) .