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McKenzie, Michael


Age: 21, credited to Sheldon, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: enl 2/15/62, m/i 4/12/62, Pvt, Co. F, 6th VT INF, dis/dsb 2/15/64 (chronic diarrhea and tuberculosis)

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Birth: 09/01/1844, County Mayo, Ireland
Death: 06/19/1917

Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: D-117-1
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 234444890


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/5/1864
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: Gravestone incorrectly lists his Civil War rank as Sergeant. He was discharged for disability as a Private, but served as commissary sergeant for the Fenian Raid in 1866.


3rd Great Granduncle of Colby Tuller, East Calais, VT

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St. Joseph Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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Michael McKenzie of Burlington Died on Tuesday.

Burlington, June 20. - Michael McKenzie, one of Burlington's oldest residents and a veteran of the Civil war, died yesterday at his home at 101 Elmwood avenue after an illness of a few weeks with a complication of diseases.

Mr. McKenzie was born in County Mayo, Ireland, and came to this country when four years of age. He made his home in Burlington from that time on.

He enlisted in the 6th Vermont infantry in 1862 and was in all the battles in which that famous regiment participated, including the battles of the Wilderness, the Peninsula campaign, etc., and received an honorable discharge in 1864. At the close of the war when the Fenian outbreak occurred, he was commissioned by the Fenians commissary sergeant of the expedition which went into Canada. Later on Mr. McKenzie was on the police force and served first as a regular and later as a special for a term of more than 20 years.

He was a very prominent and loyal Democrat and under Cleveland's administration was a deputy collector and inspector of customs at his port and St. Albans.

Mr. McKenzie is survived by five children, all of this city. They are Dr. Walter F. McKenzie, William McKenzie and Misses Mary, Elizabeth and Agnes McKenzie.

The funeral will be held Friday at 9 a.m. at St. Mary's cathedral, with burial in St. Joseph's cemetery.

Source: Barre Times, June 20, 1917
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.