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Conway, Michael

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 23, credited to Moretown, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/7/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. D, 2nd VT INF, WGNR, reen 1/31/64, m/o 7/15/65

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1838, Northfield, VT
Death: 02/05/1914

Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Duxbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

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

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Ellen M., 3/18/1914, 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: 1890 - Living in Moretown, VT

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Holy Cross Cemetery, Duxbury, VT

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Obituary

HAD LONG WAR RECORD;

Waterbury--Feb. 5--Michael Conway died this morning at 3 o’clock following a long illness of hardening of the arteries. During the past few weeks his condition was thought to be more comfortable, and the end came like passing into slumber.

Mr. Conway was born in Northfield in August 1837, the son of Morris and Bridget (McCarthy)Conway, and he spent his early years there, moving to Moretown when a boy. He was married on October 27, 1868 to Ellen Collins, of Montpelier.

He was a veteran of the Civil War, and had a long war record. His first enlisted on May 7, 1861, and was mustered in as Private in the old Dillingham, or Co. D., of the Vermont Volunteers. He was honorably discharged at Brandy Station, Va., but re-enlisted in January 31, 1864, being mustered in as a wagoner. In the battles of which he participated were Bull Run, Lee’s Mills, Golding’s Farm, Savage Station, White Oak Swamp, Chancellor Station, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, The Wilderness, and Rappahannock Station. He was discharged from the service on July 20, 1865, at Burlington.

During the war Mr. Conway contracted typhoid fever, and was in a hospital for many weeks, and he was slightly wounded at Brandy Station, when a heavy wagon ran over one foot.

Mr. Conway leaves his widow and three children, Morris Conway, Mrs. W. P. Gleason, and John F. Conway, all of whom reside in Moretown.

The funeral will be held from St. Andrews Church Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock, and interment will be at the Catholic cemetery at Duxbury.

Source: Barre Daily Times, Feb. 5, 1914
Courtesy of Deanna French

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