Age: 21, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl, Alstead, NH, 4/22/61, m/i, Pvt, Co. G, 1st NH INF, 5/2/61, m/o 8/9/61, Concord, NH; enl 9/17/61, m/i 9/21/61, Pvt, Co. F, 4th VT INF, reen 12/15/63, pr CPL 7/63, tr to Co. A, 2/25/65, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, m/o 7/13/65
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Birth: 03/22/1840, Burlington, VT
Burial: Graniteville Cemetery, Marlborough, NH
Marker/Plot: Lot 147 3 Right
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 22412433
Alias?: None noted
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, VHS Collections, USAHEC off-site
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Courtesy Vermont Historical Society
IN MANY BATTLES.
Charles Stay, Native of Burlington, Died at Greenfield, Mass.
Greenfield, Mass., May 16. - Charles Stay, aged 72 a resident of Greenfield for 23 years, a Civil War veteran, and a former commander of Edwin E. Day post, died yesterday.
Mr. Stay was born in Burlington, Vt. He enlisted at Keene, N.H., April 22, 1861. He was first discharged Aug. 12, 1861, at Concord, on the expiration of his time. He then re-enlisted at Brattleboro Sept. 17, 1861, in Co. F, 4th Vermont regiment, and was discharged Dec. 15,1863, at Brandy Station, Va. At that time he re-enlisted as a veteran volunteer and was finally discharged July 13, 1865, at Hall's Hill, Va. The first battle he was in was at Lees Mills, Va., and he was present at the battles of Williamsburg, Fredericksburg, Salem Heights, Gettysburg, the Wilderness and Cedar Creek, Va.
In March, 1862, he was detailed to act as orderly to Maj. Gen. William Smith, and in October, 1862, as orderly to Gen. Getty. He was made a corporal July 20, 1863.
Mr. Stay came to Greenfield from Marlboro, where he conducted a shoe store for about 20 years. He was in the shoe business in Greenfield for about three years and then conducted a shoe repair shop. He had been in poor health for the past few years.
He was a charter member of Pequoig lodge of Odd Fellows of Marlboro, Vt. Last year the Pequoig lodge presented him a badge in honor of his being one of the two charter members of the lodge then living. He was a member of the Second Congregational Church.
He is survived by a wife and three sons, Clarence I., of Boston, Ernest of Montgomery, Al., and Herbert S. of Seattle.
Source: Barre Daily Times, May 16, 1912
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.