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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
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: None

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Knollwood Cemetery, Canton, MA
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and other veterans who may be buried there.

(Gibson Collection)


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.