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Cherrier, Oliver J.


Age: 33, credited to Milton, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/6/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. D, 13th VT INF, pr CPL 3/1/63, m/o 7/21/63

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Birth: 1830, Champlain, NY
Death: 01/06/1892

Burial: Fairfax Plains Cemetery, Fairfax, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 17691742


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/30/1890, VT; widow Adelaide, 1/15/1892, 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: 13th Vt. History off-site


2nd Great Granduncle of Kathleen Cherrier Meninger, Worcester, VT

2nd Great Grandfather of Jana Murphy, Cadott, WI

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Fairfax Plains Cemetery, Fairfax, VT

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OLIVER CHERRIER enlisted in Company D in September, 1862. He was older than most in that Company, being over 30 years of age. Different from most of French extraction he was a quiet, unobtrusive man, who attended strictly to his own affairs. Extremely neat in his personal dress, he kept his gun and equipments polished to the highest degree. He commanded the respect of his comrades and in the early part of 1863 was promoted to be a corporal. No officer in the company appreciated the honor more, or was more rigid in carrying out the duties devolving upon him. He was a first class soldier In every respect. After discharge with the Company he located in Fairfax, and died there in 1892.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 533