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Gates, William Preston

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 15, credited to Morristown, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF, 26th NY CAV/VT FCAV
Service: enl 8/19/61, m/i 9/16/61, MSCN, Co. D, 5th VT INF, disch 11/12/63, by order of the President; enl 1/3/65, m/i 1/10/65, PVT, Co. M, Frontier Cavalry (aka 26th NY CAV), m/o 6/27/65

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VITALS

Birth: 12/08/1846, Unknown
Death: 11/18/1932

Burial: Highland Cemetery, Wakefield, KS
Marker/Plot: 2nd From South?
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Connie Langvardt
Findagrave Memorial #: 110508660

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, death date/location listed; both units listed
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: Living in Wakefield, KS since at least 1870

Webmaster's Note: After the Saint Albans Raid on October 19, 1864, Vermont raised two companies of cavalry to help guard the Canadian border; there were known as Frontier Cavalry, Companies F and M, but technically they were part of the 26th New York Cavalry.


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BURIAL:

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Highland Cemetery, Wakefield, KS

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