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Croff, George E.
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 22, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 7th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. K, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; comn 2LT, Co. D, 7th VT INF, 1/7/62 (2/4/62), pr CPT, 3/1/63 (3/26/63), pr MAJ, 12/13/65 (1/26/66), m/o 3/14/66 as CPT, Co. D

See Legend for expansion of abbreviations

VITALS
Birth: 1838, Wallingford, VT
Death: 03/31/1867

Burial: Read Cemetery, Danby, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/7/1867, not approved; mother Roxey, 2/5/1869
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, VHS off-site, MHI off-site
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(State digraphs will show that this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldier's home)

Remarks: None
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BURIAL:
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Tombstone

Tombstone

Read Old Four Corners Cemetery, Danby, VT

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(Gibson Collection)

Biography

Maj. GEORGE E. CROFF, son of Abner Croff, enlisted for nine months in Co. K. 1st Vt. Reg't. After the expiration of his term of service, he again enlisted Feb. 12, 1862, in Co. D., 7th Vt. Reg't, as Lieutenant, until March 3, 1863, when he was promoted Captain. He finally rose to the position of Major, which rank he held for several previous to his discharge. He remained with the regiment until it was discharged, and returned home as strong and resolute as when he entered the service. He came home, after a long service, with a glorious record, and untarnished career, to be again an active, useful citizen. His health, however, in the course of a year or so, began to fail him, and he fell victim to consumption, in the spring of 1867, aged 28. He was a good soldier and a brave officer. His deserving mother receives a pension.

EZRA CROFF, son of Abner Croff, enlisted for nine months in Co. B, 14th Vt Reg't, Aug. 27, 1862. He served his term out, and on returning home was attacked with the typhoid fever, and died soon after. His wife died of consumption while he was in the service. He left three orphan children, who receive a pension.

Hemenway's Historical Gazetteer, 1877, iii:661

Courtesy of Deanna French.