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Mattoon, William A.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 25, credited to Vershire, VT
Unit(s): 26th NY CAV/VT FCAV
Service: enl 1/3/65, m/i 1/10/65, PVT, Co. F, Frontier Cavalry (aka 26th NY CAV), m/o 6/27/65

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VITALS

Birth: 03/29/1841, Unknown
Death: 08/25/1901

Burial: Village Cemetery, Vershire, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: R. N. Ward Jr.

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: 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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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Village Cemetery, Vershire, VT

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Obituary

It is with sadness we chronicle the death of Wm. A. Mattoon, which occurred about 4 o'clock Sunday morning, Aug. 25th. His death, the result of an accident which occurred Saturday morning, has cast a gloom over our whole community. Mr. Mattoon lived only about 20 hours after the accident and was unconscious for much of the time. Stricken down thus suddenly in the midst of life's activities, his death seems inexpressibly sad and through it we have the truth that "In the midst of life we are in death." The funeral was held at his late home on Wednesday, Aug. 29th.

Source: Randolph Herald and News-Tribune, August 29, 1901
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.



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