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McCarter, William G.

Age: 21, credited to Vergennes, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 6/21/61, m/i 7/16/61, MSCN, 3rd VT INF Band, m/o 8/9/62

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Birth: 05/15/1839, Unknown
Death: 07/23/1916

Burial: Prospect Cemetery, Vergennes, VT
Marker/Plot: 248
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
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

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Prospect Cemetery, Vergennes, VT

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Vergennes --- William McCarter, a veteran of the Civil War, died sunday afternoon after an illness of four years from tubercular trouble, in the 79th year of his age. Mr. McCarter was the son of the late Isaac and Samantha (Warner)McCarter, was born, and for a greater part of his life had always lived in the house where he died, He was the last survivor of his family.

He enlisted in the 3d Vermont Infantry in the earlier period of the war, and with that regiment participated in the Peninsula Campaign, He later joined the noted Morgan Brass band, which was assigned to a Pennsylvania Brigade, of which Pennsylvania Bricktails formed a part. He served three years when he was honorably discharges.

Mr. McCarter was a printer by trade, serving his apprenticeship in the Vergennes Vermonter, on which he worked for many years. He also worked in various newspaper offices throughout Vermont and Northern New York.

He was a member of the Ethan Allen Post G. A. R. . The funeral was held Tuesday at 2:30 o'clock at his home.

Burlington Free Press, July 27, 1916

The funeral for William McCarter, a veteran of the Civil War, was held Tuesday afternoon at St. Paul's Church, the Rev. J. E. Elmer McKee officiating. The honorary bearers were six Grand Army men;Col. H. G. Colby, Capt. Charles E. Parker, William Crosby, F. E. Yattaw, Isaac Miller, and Samuel G, Allen. The active bearers were four Sons of Veterans, E. C. Scott, Frank Barrows, George D. Middlebrooks, and George Chilson. Burial was in the family lot in Prospect Cemetery. There was a profusion of floral tributes.

Burlington Weekly Free Press, July 27, 1916

Courtesy of Deanna French.