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Sterling, George W.


Age: 22, credited to Irasburg, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 8/7/62, m/i 9/26/62, PVT, Co. C, 1st VT CAV, pr CPL 11/19/64, pr SGT 2/1/65, m/o 6/21/65

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Birth: abt 1840, Barre, VT
Death: 07/25/1906

Burial: Knollwood Memorial Park , Canton, 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, 4/7/1891, MA; widow Ellen, 7/30/1906, MA
Portrait?: Gibson Collection
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: Cedar Grove Cemetery has records that indicate that this soldier, and his wife Ellen, were both removed from their cemetery in Dorchester on 10/1/1908 and the remains were brought to Knollwood Cemetery. The records do not indicate the location of Knollwood Cemetery, but this cemetery in Canton, MA is the closest Knollwood Cemetery to Dorchester. The problem is that this Knollwood Cemetery states that they have no record of George and Ellen Sterling. We are using the Cedar Grove records indicating burial at Knollwood Cemetery at this time, but continue to pursue the burial location of this soldier.


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Knollwood Cemetery, Canton, MA

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John Gibson Collection

George W. Sterling

St. Albans Daily Messenger

August 2, 1906

Native Vermonter Dies of Poisoning

George W. Sterling, a well known Civil War veteran and a native of Barre, where he was born in 1840, died Wednesday at his home in Dorchester, Mass., of poisoning caused by eating toadstools mistaken for mushrooms. Mr. Sterling served in the first Vermont cavalry, which had such an enviable record with the army of the Potomac, serving until the surrender at Appomattox.

Submitted by Tom Boudreau.