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Guinan, William


Age: 31, credited to Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF, 17th VT INF
Service: enl 6/6/61, m/i 6/20/61, SGTMAJ, 2nd VT INF, wdd, Bull Run, 7/21/61 (hand), dis/wds, 9/21/61; enl 2/29/64, m/i 3/3/64, SGT, Co. E, 17th VT INF, dis/dsb 10/20/64

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Birth: abt 1830, Montpelier, VT
Death: 11/06/1874

Burial: May be buried in ..., , MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer:

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


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: None


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Died in Greenfield, MA

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Greenfield (MA) A Sad Story:

"Courier Says" -- William Guinan, well known here as an auctioneer for many years, died in Springfield recently. He purchased a quantity of whiskey at a saloon in that city, drank over a pint in a few minutes, and died almost immediately.

Guinan was a native of Canada, he enlisted in the Second Vermont Regiment as Sergeant Major, May 29, 1861, and was discharged on account of wounds, Sept. 30, of the same year. He moved to Springfield a year or more ago, where he left a wife and children. He pawned a looking glass to buy the whiskey with, which was sold to him by Gunn & Co. His wife followed him into the liquor saloon and requested the keeper not to sell liquor to him. They took her by the arm, and, telling her it was no place for her, walked her out of the saloon, and sold the liquor to her husband which killed him.

Source: Burlington Free Press, Nov. 27, 1874

Courtesy of Deanna French

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