May, Sidney L.
Age: 18, credited to Wardsboro, VTVITALS
Birth: 01/18/1845, Brattleboro, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Morningside Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
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Sidney L. May
St. Albans Daily Messenger
May 25, 1916
Sidney Lewis May
Sidney Lewis May, 72 years old, who was serving his second consecutive term as commander of Sedgwick Post, G.A.R., at Brattleboro, died Friday of cancer of the mouth.
Mr. May was born January 18, 1843, in West Brattleboro, a son of Amos and Lucy (Warren) May. His father died when he was three years old. He was at school in Wardsboro when the Civil War broke out and in August 1861, he went to Williamsville and enlisted in Company I, 16th Vt. Regt., the regiment commanded by Col. Wheelock G. Veazie. The regiment saw its first active service at the battle of Gettysburg where Mr. May was early wounded in the left shoulder. He eventually reached his home from a hospital in Philadelphia after the other members of the regiment had returned because of the expiration of their term of enlistment. He again enlisted as a member of Company I, 8th and saw service in the Shenandoah valley under General Sherman. He was honorably discharged from the service in Washington, June 28, 1865.
He is survived by one daughter, one sister, and two brothers.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.