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Sleeper, George W.


Age: 0, credited to Moretown, VT
Unit(s): 1st NENG CAV
Service: 1st New England CAV

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Birth: 03/31/1824, Vershire, VT
Death: 11/13/1883

Burial: Old Cemetery, Waterbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 53047984


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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Old Cemetery, Waterbury Center, VT

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--A horrible accident occurred recently whereby George Sleeper, of this town lost his life. He had just stopped a threshing machine but the beater was in rapid motion from its own momentum, and he was brushing the grain off the separator, his arm was caught and drawn into the beater to his elbow, and torn all to pieces. Drs. Bemis and Dustin were called. and amputated the limb, and there were hope of his life for some days, but he did not rally, and died last Tuesday. He leaves a family in indigent circumstances.

Source: Orleans County Monitor, Nov. 19, 1883


Mr. George Sleeper, the man whose arm was torn off in a threshing machine, died Tuesday of last week, and his remains were taken to Waterbury for burial.

Source: Morrisville News and Citizen, Nov. 22, 1883

Courtesy of Deanna French

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