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Willey, George N.
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 24, credited to Northfield, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: enl 1/8/62, m/i 2/12/62, Pvt, Co. K, 7th VT INF, d/dis 3/20/62, buried at sea

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VITALS
Birth: 1837, Irasburg, VT
Death: 03/20/1862

Burial: Died at Sea, ,
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux

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

Cenotaph: Elmwood Cemetery, Northfield, VT
Marker/Plot:
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(State digraphs will show that this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldier's home)

Remarks: None
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BURIAL:
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Buried at Sea

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CENOTAPH:

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Cenotaph at Elmwood Cemetery, Northfield, VT

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Obituary

The following is an extract from a letter to the editor of the Lamoille Newsdealer from Benjamin F. Hulburd, dated March 20, 1861, and published on 30 May.

On Thursday morning, the fifteenth day from N.Y., was performed the mournful rites of burial at sea. Mr. George N. Willey, (the one who formerly worked in your office), a member of the Northfield Company, having died suddenly the night before. His body, with heavy weights placed at his feet, was sewed up in his blanket, and placed upon a board, one end of which was placed on the side of the vessel, projecting over, the other end being supported by two of the sailors, while the Rev. Mr. Townshend, of Co. E., offered an appropriate prayer. The end of the board was then gently raised, and the body slid off, and immediately sank beneath the swelling waves, there to remain till "The sea shall give up the dead that are therein."

Courtesy of Deanna French