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Coy, Charles Pixley


Age: 19, credited to Royalton, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF, 26th NY CAV/VT FCAV
Service: enl 9/18/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. H, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63; enl 1/3/65, m/i 1/10/65, Pvt, Co. F, Frontier Cavalry (26th NY CAV), m/o 6/27/65

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Birth: 05/07/1843, Royalton, VT
Death: 07/03/1908

Burial: Cherry Hill Cemetery, Bethel, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +

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


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
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

Webmaster's Note: After the Saint Albans Raid on October 19, 1864, Vermont raised two companies of cavalry to help guard the Canadian border; there were known as Frontier Cavalry, Companies F and M, but technically they were part of the 26th New York Cavalry.


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Cherry Hill Cemetery, Bethel, VT

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Charles Coy died last Friday at the home of his brother, John Coy, in Tunbridge, who he was visiting. Mr. Coy had suffered a shock of paralysis some years ago, which left him somewhat infirm; but he had been in his usual health, and was enjoying a story told by his brother, when he laughed heartily, and expired almost instantly. as a result of heart failure.

Charles Pixley Coy was born in Royalton. May 7, 1843, the son of John and Matilda Thompson . Mr. Coy enlisted in the Civil War August 18, 1862, as a member of Company H. of the 16th Regiment of Vermont Volunteers, serving out his term and returning to Bethel. He again enlisted at the time of the St. Albans Raid, and saw several months of service then.

He married Sept. 25, 1871 Hattie L. Brooks who survives him. Four children were born to them, two whom are alive, F. E. Coy of Claremont, N. H., and R. H. Coy of New York City. He is also survived by two brothers, living in Tunbridge, and a sister in South Royalton.

Source: Barre Daily Times, July 10, 1908
Courtesy of Deanna French.

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