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Cilley, Don B.
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 21, credited to Berlin, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF, 13th VT INF, 1st ME INF
Service: enl 9/5/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. C, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; enl 8/16/64, m/i 8/16/64, Pvt, Co. C, 9th VT INF, m/o 6/13/65; also 1st ME INF

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VITALS
Birth: 08/03/1841, Montpelier, VT
Death: 08/28/1921

Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Northfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer:

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, Application date
Portrait?: 13th VT INF, off-site
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(State digraphs will show that this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldier's home)

Remarks: 13th Vt. History off-site
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BURIAL:
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Mount Hope Cemetery, Northfield, VT
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Biography

DON B. CILLEY was from the town of Berlin, Vt., and volunteered and enrolled into Company C September 5, 1862. His age was 21 and very well prepared in size and health, fortitude, courage and patriotism to be one of Colonel Randall's Green Mountain Boys. He sustained and made a good record as a soldier and returned to his native hills, streams and valleys proud of his share in securing victory over General Lee's great army at Gettysburg. But after being mustered out the fire of patriotism still remained in his heart and on the 16th of August, 1864, again volunteered and Joined Company C of the 9th Regiment as a recruit tor one year. Was mustered out June 13, 1865, after the close of the war. His regiment took part in the battle of Chapin's farm, Va., September 29, 1864, Pair Oaks, Va., October 27, 1864, and the Pall of Richmond, Va., April 3rd, 1865. Comrade Cilley must have been happy indeed because at the fall of Richmond and a soldier when General Lee surrendered at Appomattox. He returned home and resumed his former occupation. A pastime in civil life has been hunting bears that infest the hills of his native county. He has captured many and won a reputation as a successful bear hunter. Comrade Cilley still lives in Berlin and enjoys the reputation of a valiant soldier and bear hunter.

Ralph Orson Sturtevant and Carmi L. Marsh. Pictorial History: Thirteenth Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, (Privately published by the regiment, c1910), p. 495.