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Dillon, Edward

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 37, credited to Granville, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: enl 9/2/64, m/i 9/2/64, Pvt, Co. G, 6th VT INF, wdd, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64, m/o 6/19/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1818, County Limerick, Ireland
Death: 10/25/1877

Burial: St. Peters Cemetery, Vergennes, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 42744658

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Catharine
Portrait?: family
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

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St. Peters Cemetery, Vergennes, VT

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Obituary

FATAL ACCIDENT Monday of last week Edward Dillon was going home from Bristol to Starksboro with cider, and when ascending a steep ascent near Hillsboro was thrown from his wagon, in consequence of trying to hold a barrel that was sliding to the hind part of the wagon, and at the same time holding on to his horses. The barrel proved to be too heavy for him, and slipped back far enough to tip down the hind part of the wagon, throwing Dillon out so that he struck upon his head, injuring his spinal cord at the neck so that a paralytic shock was caused. He was picked up, placed in a wagon, and carried home, but he was insensible to cuts or pricks upon his flesh, and died on Thursday. On Saturday he was buried at the Catholic burying ground in Vergennes, some sixty teams being in the procession that followed to the final resting place of all that was mortal to him. Mr. Dillon was a good citizen, and much respected, who leaves an estimable wife and several children to mourn his untimely end, as well as many friends of the same nationality, who compose the neighborhood in which he lived, which is called "New Ireland. " The citizens of Irish descent in that locality and at South Monkton are nearly every one as good citizens as can be found in the State, they and their children being as estimable members of society and appearing as well as the best native-born. Bristol gets a large amount of business from these people, and last Saturday, the day of Mr. Dillon's funeral, which was market day at Bristol, trade there was very much reduced at least one-half - which shows conclusively that Irish people turn out on masse to bury their friends, which cannot always be said of the Yankees, who are apt to show their respect when the rich are interred, while the poor are left to bury their own dead, with but little sympathy from any outside the immediate family.

Source: Argus and Patriot, October 31, 1877
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.



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