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Colby, Sylvanus


Age: 22, credited to Woodstock, VT
Unit(s): 4th NH INF
Service: Co. I, 4th NH INF

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Birth: 06/15/1843, Bridgewater, VT
Death: 09/10/1917

Burial: Smith Cemetery, Woodstock, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 131924702


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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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Smith Cemetery, Woodstock, VT

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Sylvanus Colby was born in Bridgewater, Vermont 15 June 1843, son of Amos & Hannah (Payne) Colby. He was living in Barnstead, Vt. when he enlisted 29 Sept. 1863 in Co. "I" 4th NH Infantry. He was discharged 23 Aug. 1865 at Raleigh, NC. He served 1 year 10 mos. 28 days. He was a farm laborer all his life. He was also on the 1890 Pensioner's list, living in South Woodstock. He m. in Pomfret, 24 June, 1871, Ellen A. "Nellie" Sanderson of South Woodstock (b. Barnard, Vt. 1852, dau. of Benjamin & Rosanna Sanderson). Sylvanus died from acute colitis after a 4 day illness in Woodstock, 10 Sept. 1917 (age 74 yrs. 2 mos. 26 days).

Contributed by Linda M. Welch.

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