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Gale, Asa Jacob

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 27, credited to Jamaica, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 7/23/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. E, 11th VT INF, d/dis 3/29/64

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VITALS

Birth: 05/05/1835, Londonderry, VT
Death: 03/29/1864

Burial: East Jamaica Cemetery, Jamaica, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 130182136

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, minors
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: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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BURIAL:

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East Jamaica Cemetery, Jamaica, VT

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Asa J. Gale

Asa Jacob Gale was born in Winhall, Windham County, Vermont 5 May 1835, son of David & Mary (Gale) Gale. David Gale moved with his family from Chesterfield, NH to Jamaica, Vermont where he purchased a small farm. Asa was raised in Jamaica along with seven siblings. They had a small framed house that was inadequate for the whole family, but they made do. David was a farmer and was a steady worker on his father's farm. Asa was 27 years old and married when he enlisted at Jamaica in 1862 for service in the Civil War. He came home to his widow and young child in a casket and he was buried in the East Jamaica Cemetery 29 March 1864. I have not reviewed the pension records yet, but I am sure the information they contain will tell us more about his service and his death.

Contributed by Linda M. Welch.

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