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Cilley, Edwin H.


Age: 24, credited to Woodbury, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: drafted - enl 7/25/63, m/i 7/25/63, PVT, Co. K, 2nd VT INF, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, m/o 7/15/65 (pension: Celley)

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Birth: unknown, Calais, VT
Death: 07/02/1920

Burial: South Woodbury Cemetery, Woodbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 57767210


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, Application date
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: None


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South Woodbury Cemetery, Woodbury, VT

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The funeral of Edwin H. Cilley, who died at the home of his daughter, mrs. H. H. Holmes, July 2, was held at Memorial Hall Sunday at 2 p. m., Mrs. Myrtie Holt officiating. Several veterans were at the funeral, representing Stowe Post NO. 29, of which he was a member. He was also a member of Washington County Veterans Association, and Green Mountain Lodge, No. 68 F. & A. M. The bearers were Hiland Holmes, Howard Daily, sons -in laws, Robert Webber, and Charles Dudley, nephews of the deceased.

Edwin Cilley was born in Calais, May 12, 1839, son of Moses and Lydia ( Dunham) Cilley, and was one of ten children. Only one sister survives him.

He enlisted in the Civil War in Company K. 2nd Vermont Regiment, on July 25, 1863, to serve three years. He was wounded at the battle of the Wilderness May 5, 1864, by gunshot in his right hand, crippling the hand, and by a spent ball in the right leg. He was sent to Stanton Hospital, Washington, D. C. about May 8, 1864, and was transferred to Sloan General Hospital in Montpelier about two weeks later. He rejoined his regiment in in April, 1865. He bore a gallant part in the engagements at Rappahannock Station, and the battle of the Wilderness. and rendered faithful and meritorious service to his country. He received an honorable discharge at Halls Hill, Va. On July 15. 1865.

The deceased was twice married, first to Mary Johnson, in Woodbury, May 4, 1861. To this union were born the following children:Martha and Mary, twins, who died in infancy, Nellie ( deceased), Esther, Gardner, and Nina. The wife died Sept. 9. 1891. His second marriage was to Ida McKnight, at Calais, Aug. 16, 1898. She died Sept. 13, 1913. Mr. Cilley is survived by three children:Mrs. Hiland Holmes of Calais, where he made his home, Gardner E. of Woodbury, and Mrs Howard Daily, of East Calais, one sister, Mrs. Albert Hoyt, of Waits River, several grandchildren, also many nieces and nephews.

Burial was made in South Woodbury beside his first wife.

Barre Daily Times, July 9, 1920
Courtesy of Deanna French

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