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Broe, Eleazer


Age: 18, credited to Sheldon, VT
Unit(s): 26th NY CAV/VT FCAV
Service: enl 1/3/65, m/i 1/10/65, PVT, Co. F, Frontier Cavalry (aka 26th NY CAV), m/o 6/27/65

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Birth: 02/20/1847, Unknown
Death: 01/09/1918

Burial: North Troy Cemetery, Troy, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 112976596


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/24/1887, VT; widow Mary, 3/29/1918, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Alert: Pension includes co. E, 21st US INF as well

Webmaster's Note: After the Saint Albans Raid on October 19, 1864, Vermont raised two companies of cavalry to help guard the Canadian border; there were known as Frontier Cavalry, Companies F and M, but technically they were part of the 26th New York Cavalry.


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North Troy Cemetery, Troy, VT

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Eleazer Broe, 71, Despondent and in Ill Health, Takes His life - Neighbor Finds Body.

North Troy, Jan. 8. - Eleazer Broe, a veteran of the Civil War, aged 71 years, committed suicide by hanging early this morning, his body being found in the barn adjoining his house. Mr. Broe's act is attributed to despondency and ill health.

When Mr. Broe failed to return to the house his wife summoned George Livingston, who lived across the street, to look for him. Besides his wife, Mr. Broe leaves one daughter, Mrs. Rufus Harvey of Province Hill, Can.

Source: Burlington Free Press, Jan. 10, 1918
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.