Age: 18, credited to Clermont, VA
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 7/16/61, m/i 8/30/61, Pvt, Co. K, 2nd VT INF, pr CPL 3/1/65, reen 12/21/63, wdd, 12/13/62, 5/6/64, m/o 7/15/65
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Birth: 1841, Ireland
Burial: St. Marys Cemetery, Brandon, 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)
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(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: Died in Bennington Soldiers Home and brought to Brandon for burial. No inscription on headstone. WPA Graves Registration Card confirms cemetery and WPA map confirms location.
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St. Marys Cemetery, Brandon, VT
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Michael Foley, who served as Corporal in company K., Second Vermont Volunteers during the Civil War, and who was admitted to the Soldiers Home July 12, 1911 from the town of Leicester, died of heart disease Sunday, aged 71 years. So far as is known at the home the only living relative is a brother in Leicester. The funeral arrangements have not yet been made.
Source: Bennington Banner, Feb. 26, 1912
Brandon--The remains of Michael Foley, who died at the Soldiers Home in Bennington, were brought here Tuesday morning. Mr. Foley was 71 years old. The funeral was held the same day at St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Rev, J. J. Boyle officiating. The burial was in the Catholic Cemetery.
Source: Bennington Banner, Feb. 29, 1912
Leicester--James Foley and family were in Brandon Feb. 27, to attend the funeral of Michael Foley, whose remains were brought here for burial from the Soldiers Home at Bennington.
Source: Burlington Weekly Free Press, March 7, 1912
Courtesy of Deanna French