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Dewey, Peter G.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 19, credited to Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF, 26th NY CAV/VT FCAV
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i10/10/62, Pvt, Co. I, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; enl 1/3/65, m/i 1/10/65, Pvt, Co. M, Frontier Cavalry (26th NY CAV), m/o 6/27/65 (real name Pierre Desautels)

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VITALS

Birth: 12/04/1842, Saint-Malo, Canada East
Death: 03/28/1923

Burial: St. Augustine Cemetery, Montpelier, 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?: Desautels, Pierre
Pension?: Yes, 6/16/1887, VT
Portrait?: 13th History
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: 13th Vt. History off-site

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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St. Augustine Cemetery, Montpelier, VT

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(Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865)

Biography

PETER J. DEWEY was working in Cross's bakery at Montpelier when he enlisted. Was nineteen years old, straight and soldier like in all his movements, and very good looking. He was a favorite with both officers and men, always performed his duties faithfully, and was a brave soldier. He engaged in mercantile business, and did a successful business in Montpelier for many years. He has retired from active business, and is enjoying the fruits of his labors, and is still vigorous and healthy.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 677

Obituary

MONTPELIER

The death of Peter G. Dewey occurred this morning at Heaton hospital after along illness. Peter Dewey was born in Maryville, P. Q., Dec. 4, 1842, a son of Nerdisse and Madeline Bressette Dewey. He came to this city sixty-five years ago to work for C. H. Cross & Son. He served through the Civil war in the 13th Vermont infantry, coming back to Montpelier after the war and going into business for himself. Mr. Dewey is the last member of his family, he having originally six brother and four sisters. He is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Batholome and Mrs. W. F. Shoquette, all of Farnham, P. Q. The funeral will be held on Saturday morning at 10:30 from St. Augustine’s church, Rev. W. P. Crosby officiating. The family request that flowers be omitted. A requiem high mass will be sung Monday morning for Mr. Dewey at the convent chapel.

Source: Barre Daily Times, March 29, 1923.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.