Sunday, November 04, 2012

Emmons P. Bond, 14th., Connecticut Infantry..

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Chaplain Emmons P. Bond was born in Canterbury, Conn., and graduated at Brown University, Providence, R. I., in 1851 and from the Madison University Theological Seminary, N. Y., two years later. Upon his graduation he settled as pastor of the Baptist church in New Britain. He was occupying this position when he was mustered as chaplain of the regiment November 13th, 1864. Mr. Bond remained with the regiment as its chaplain a little over five months, resigning April 26, 1865. He returned to bis pastorate in New Britain where he remained until 1867, when he became Principal of the Connecticut Literary Institute at Suffield. he was later, Seventeen years, pastor in Wethersfield, being a portion of this time associate editor of the Religious Herald of Hartford. Declining in health be gave up professional work in 1896 and went to live with his son in Pennsylvania, where he died February 28, 1899. Chaplain Bond was scholarly and refined and was much esteemed in tin- communities where be labored. His service with the regiment covered so brief a period, that but few of the men became personally acquainted with him.

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