Age: 35, credited to Bethel, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 7/15/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. H, 11th VT INF, m/o 6/24/65
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Birth: 12/18/1826, Chateaugay, NY
Burial: Lympus Cemetery, Bethel, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 55350731
Alias?: None noted
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)
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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Lympus Cemetery, Bethel, VT
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MEXICAN WAR VETERAN DEADBethel, Dec, 16. --William Magiveny, of this town, died Sunday morning of old age, having been confined to the house about a month. He was in Chateaugay, N. Y., December 18, 1826.
William Magiveny, Who Fought in
Two Wars, Dies at Home
He was a private in a light infantry battery in the Mexican War in 1848 and was with his troops that marched to City of Mexico. In this city he had an attack of yellow fever.
Mr. Magiveny enlisted again in the service of his country in the Civil War as a private in the Eleventh Regiment. Vermont Volunteer Infantry. He served until the close of the war and was present at the surrender of the Confederate Army to General Grant by General Lee,
For the past 30 years he had lived on a small place about two miles from this village on the Rochester mountain road and frequently drove to the village where he was pointed out with pride to strangers as veteran of two wars. Many people expressed a wish of course to be introduced to him ant to shake hands with him. He retained his faculties unimpaired until within about a month of his death. He was always courtly and affable but never referred to hs army experiences unless they were inquired into by others.
He was married three times, his last wife was Mrs. Fanny (Gowing), Rowe who died about three years ago. He is survive by three children, Frank Magiveny a farmer, living in Bethel, Addie, living in Denver, Colo, and Ida, a nurse, living in California.
Source: St. Albans Messenger, December 19, 1912
Courtesy of Bob Hackett.