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Colby, George W.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 19, credited to Stowe, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/7/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. D, 2nd VT INF, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, reen 12/21/63, dis/dsb 2/6/65

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VITALS

Birth: 06/041843, Waterbury, VT
Death: 03/28/1921

Burial: Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT
Marker/Plot: Lot 240
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, Death date/location; Widow, 8/18/1926
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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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

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Cenotaph at Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT

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Obituary

George W. Colby, a brother of Mrs. E.G. Eggleston, who recently died in Montpelier, claimed to be the first man to enlist from Stowe, for service in the Civil War. He enlisted May 7, 1861 in the 2nd Vermont Regiment, and re-enlisted in December, '63. He was in all battles of his regiment, and was wounded in the left arm and was discharged on account of the wound in February, '65.

Source: Morrisville News and Citizen, April 20, 1921
Courtesy of Deanna French

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