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Age: 18, credited to Brandon, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 9/2/61, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. H, 5th VT INF, m/o 9/15/64; enl 2/7/65, m/i 2/7/65, m/o 6/29/65
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Birth: 03/17/1842, Scotland
Burial: South Street Cemetery, Proctor, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joe Schenkman
Findagrave Memorial #: 60184217
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/3/1879; widow Mary J., 12/15/1905, VT
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 Robert Purdy, Rutland, VT
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South Street Cemetery, Proctor, VT
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Rutland Daily Herald, Nov. 24, 1905:
Proctor - Robert McGregor, who was taken sick Thursday evening and whose illness developed into a bad case of pneumonia on Saturday, died at this home on South street Wednesday evening at 8.45 o'clock at the age of 64 years. He is survived by a widow, two sons, Robert and George of this place, and one brother, John S. McGregor, who lives at Montreal; also by relatives in Scotland and the West Indies. No definite arrangements as to the funeral have yet been made, but undoubtedly it will be held at the house tomorrow afternoon and the burial will be in the cemetery on South street. Mr. McGregor was born in Paisley, Scotland in 1841 and with his parents came to this country when he was about four years old. He lived in Montreal until he was about 16 years old, when he ventured out into the world on his own account, going to Brandon, where he worked as a marble cutter. In 1877 he left Brandon and went to Sutherland Falls, now Proctor, where he has lived and worked ever since. Mr. McGregor was a veteran of the civil war and a member in good standing of Post Roberts, G.A.R. of Rutland. He enlisted on September 2, 1861 in company H, 5th Vermont infantry, and served with credit in that organization until September 15, 1864, when he was honorably discharged. He re-enlisted with the same company February 7, 1865, serving until June 29, 1865, when he was finally mustered out of the service. During the last period of his enlistment he served as orderly to Gen. "Baldy" Smith. Mr. McGregor was of a genial and sunny disposition and made friends of all that came in personal contact with him. His sudden death is a great shock to the community in which he had lived so many years, and in which he had made a fine record as an upright and industrious citizen.
Courtesy of Jennifer Snoots.