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Cressa, Orrick

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 37, credited to Woodford, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enl 7/29/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. E, 10th VT INF, m/o 2/16/63

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VITALS

Birth: 1819, Pownal, VT
Death: 09/30/1898

Burial: Village Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau

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

MORE INFORMATION

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: 10th Vt. History off-site

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Village Cemetery, Bennington, VT

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Orrick Cressa

North Adams Transcript

Saturday - 1 Oct 1898

Bennington Hermit Dead

Orie Cressey [sic] of Bennington, well known as "Bub" Cressey, died yesterday the result of a paralytic shock, aged 74 years. He lived alone in a rude shanty in that part of the town known as Coleville, but was recently carried to the home of Mrs. Charles Bent in the east part of the town, where he died. He was a member of Company E, 10th Vermont volunteers, and whenever he received his quarterly pension money he laid in a big stock of tobacco, about $10 worth o the weed being found under the straw bed on which he slept.

He was one of the odd and interesting characters of the section, and in company with his brother Joe, who closely resembled him in personal appearance and habits, was always at home in the deep recesses of the mountains on wood cutting or logging jobs. At one time they lived on the mountains near Sucker pond, nine or 10 miles from Bennington, and it was considered a trifling matter for either one to start from the village for home at 10 o'clock at night, carrying a bag of meat or potatoes on his shoulders. The brothers who well liked, were of strong build, of convivial habits, ad little to say to anybody and were very devoted to each other. Joe died a few years ago and "Bub" had deeply mourned his loss ever since, and hiding all he could from the sight of his fellows.

Courtesy of Erik Hinckley.

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