Age: 26, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: substitute - enl 8/3/63, m/i 8/3/63, PVT, Co. F, 2nd VT INF, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, wdd, Petersburg, 4/2/65, m/o 7/15/65
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Birth: 07/04/1836, Champlain, NY
Burial: Bellevue Cemetery, Adams, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
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)
2nd Great Grandfather of Monica Cayton, San Jose, CA
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Bellevue Cemetery, Adams, MA
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North Adams Transcript
Feb. 21, 1927
OLDEST RESIDENT OF TOWN IS DEAD
Nelson Matatt, 90, Was One
of Three Surviving Members
of Old G.A.R. Post.
Nelson Matatt, 90, one of the three surviving members of the old George E. Sayles post, G.A.R., which has been disbanded, and the oldest man in Adams as far as is known, died at his home, 8 Grove Street, Saturday after a lingering illness. Mr. Matatt was taken to his home from the Plunkett Memorial hospital last Thursday and failed rapidly until Saturday afternoon when death came. Death was due to old age and had been expected for some time.
Mr. Matatt served in the Civil War with the Second Vermont Regiment and saw much active service and took great delight in recalling events of that stirring period. He came to Adams 49 years ago and became a member of the George E. Sayles post G.A.R. and took part in activities until old age forced his retirement. He was born in Champlain, N.Y., on July 4 and by a peculiar coincidence will be buried on George Washington's birthday. He was offered the Boston post Gold cane for being the oldest resident in town, but for various reasons refused the honor. He was a well liked man and had many friends. He was employed in the town highway department for many years, and was held in high regard by his employers.
He is survived by his widow, three daughters, Miss Anna Matatt, Mrs. Fred Phillips and Mrs. Albert Bergondale of North Adams and five sons, Arthur, William, John and Amie of this town and Henry of Shaftsbury, Vt., two brothers, Peter, of Champlain, N.Y., and Prosper of Westville, Ind., seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning, 10 o'clock, in Notre Dame church with burial in Bellevue cemetery.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.