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Olmstead, Allen D.

Age: 19, credited to Middlebury, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF, 26th NY CAV
Service: enl 8/30/62, m/i 10/21/62, Pvt, Co. E, 14th VT INF, m/o 7/30/63; enl 1/3/65, m/i 1/10/65, PVT, Co. M, Frontier Cavalry (aka 26th NY CAV), m/o 6/27/65

See Legend for expansion of abbreviations

Birth: abt 1844, Middlebury, VT
Death: 1910

Burial: South View Cemetery, Randolph, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, application date; shows service in both units
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

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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South View Cemetery, Randolph, VT

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Death of A. D. Olmstead

Allen D. Olmstead died at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon after a long illness from paralysis, with which he was first stricken Sunday, Jan. 30. Rallying a little, he was prostrated again the following Thursday, Feb. 3, by a second shock and had been gradually failing ever since.

Mr. Olmstead was born in East Middlebury, Feb. 5, 1843, but had been a respected citizen of Randolph for the last 30 years. He married Hattie Stanley, whose death occurred nine years ago, and since then his niece, Miss Nellie Ford, had looked after his home and ministered faithfully to his comfort and well-being. Only one near relative is left, a brother, Nelson Olmstead of Fitchburg, Mass.

The deceased enlisted at Middlebury for the Civil war and was mustered into the United States service Oct. 11, 1862, as a private in Company E, 14th regiment, Vermont volunteers. He was msutered out July 30, 1863, at the expiration of his term of sevice but re-enlisted from Middlebury Jan. 3, 1865, as a private in Company M, Frontier Cavalry, and served until he was mustered out June 27, 1865. He had been a member of U. S. Grant post, G.A.R., since April 16, 1867.

The funeral service, in charge of the Grand Army, will be held at his late home on Railroad street tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Herald and News (Randolph, Vermont), March 17, 1910

Courtesy of Heidi McColgan