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Metcalf, Albert William

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Westminster, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF, 12th VT INF
Service: enl 5/1/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. C, 2nd VT INF, disch/accidental wds, 12/8/61; enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/4/62, SGT, Co. I, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63

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VITALS

Birth: 12/28/1840, Gilsum, NH
Death: 05/17/1911

Burial: Woodland Cemetery, Keene, NH
Marker/Plot: Lot 12, Grave 88
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 13028844

MORE INFORMATION

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: Died in Springfield, MA

DESCENDANTS

Great Grandfather of Florence Metcalf Denton, Laguna Niguel, CA

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BURIAL:

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Woodland Cemetery, Keene, NH

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Albert W. Metcalf

The Vermont Journal, May 26, 1911

Col. Albert W. Metcalf, 71, died in his home, 392 Union street, Springfield, Mass., Wednesday afternoon of last week after an illness of several weeks. He was born in Gilsum, N. H., December 28, 1840, the son of Zenas and Martha Temple Metcalf and spent his early life in Westminster, Vt. He was the first man to enlist for service in the Civil war from Westminster in 1861, being a member of the 2d Vermont infantry. He was wounded in a skirmish and discharged from the army but later re-entered in the 12th Vermont infantry and remained during the entire war. After the war he was closely identified with the New Hampshire national guard, serving in various capacities until he retired in 1894, being at that time colonel of the 2d regiment. He moved to Keene in the early '70s, where he lived until 1891, when he came to Springfield. He was a member of the Social Friends, Masonic lodge, of Keene. He left, besides his wife, Addie M. (Starkey), two sons, Albert A. and Robert W. all of Springfield. His body was taken to Keene for burial

Submitted By: Cathy Hoyt

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