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McKain, Andrew


Age: 21, credited to Woodstock, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: enl 12/3/61, m/i 2/12/62, Pvt, Co. H, 7th VT INF, pr CPL 3/1/63, red 10/6/63, reen 2/16/64, pr CPL 2/18/64, red 2/23/65, m/o 3/14/66

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Birth: 11/05/1841, Ireland
Death: 07/01/1903

Burial: River Street Cemetery, Woodstock, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/22/1881, VT; widow Margaret, 7/23/1903, VT
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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River Street Cemetery, Woodstock, VT

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In the death, last week, of Andrew McKain, Woodstock loses not only a respected citizen, but a veteran of the civil war with a unique record, which the Age gives the following: "Mr. McKain was a member of the regular army at the time of the breaking out of the civil war, and was probably the last man left who saw the first and last gun fired. He was one of the force on a transport which attempted to provision Fort Sumter and was there when the first gun was fired on the fort. He enlisted in the Seventh Vermont regiment in 1862 and was a faithful soldier of that organization throughout the war. This regiment served longer, lost more men from disease, and more of its members re-enlisted "for the war" than was the case with any other single Vermont organization. It was stationed in Louisiana for some time, and El Paso, Texas, in 1865, occurred the last engagement in which an organized confederate force took part. Mr. McKain was mustered out in March, 1866. He was a member of Geo. C. Randall Post, G. A. R., and was a very devoted member of the organization. The funeral service was held at the chapel of the Congregational church, Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Jones of Hanover, N. H., officiating. The deceased is survived by his wife, now ill and almost helpless, a son, George McKain, and a stepson, David P. Simpson.

Source: Vermont Journal, July 13, 1903.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.