McKinstry, Wallace A.
Age: 25, credited to Hyde Park, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. E, 3rd VT INF, reen 12/21/63, m/o 6/21/64
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Birth: 03/23/1836, Hyde Park, VT
Burial: Fairmount Cemetery, Wolcott, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 62526033
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/2/1864; widow Julia A., 8/20/1913, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Fairmount Cemetery, Wolcott, VT
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Wallace A. McKinstrey
LAMOILLE NEWSDEALER: FEBRUARY 10,1864
VERMONTER KILLED AND WOUNDED
Washington, Feb. 7
At 12 yesterday, a railroad train was thrown into the Potomac at Long Bridge, Washington, by the draw bridge being opened and unperceived by the engineer. L.C. Perkins, Co. H., 2d Vermont, was so wounded that he died after being taken to the hospital; Wallace A. McKinstrey, Co. E, 3d Vermont, leg badly crushed, amputation necessary; J.P. Gage, 3d Vermont, badly bruised internally; Matthew Hopkins, 3d Vermont, shoulder bruised.
Submitted by Deanna French
Wallace McKinistry, who was 78 years of age and a veteran of the Civil War, died Saturday at his home here after a lingering illness. He is survived by his wife, eight daughters, Mrs. Nettie Hastings of Milton, Mrs. Eva Rogers of Cabot, Mrs. Ruth Powers of Marshfield, Mrs. Nat Nelson of Greenfield, Mass., Mrs. Frank Phelps of Calais, Mrs. George Bellville of Hardwick, Mrs. Edith Ladeau of Montpelier, and Miss Addie McKinistry of Greensboro, and two sons, Guy and Orio McKinistry of this town.
Source: Morrisville News & Citizen, Aug. 13, 1913
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.