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Age: 18, credited to Grand Isle, VT
Unit(s): 26th NY CAV
Service: enl 1865, Co. G, 26th NY CAV (Cootware on roster)
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Birth: 1845, Unknown
Burial: Grand Isle Cemetery, Grand Isle, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 16007476
Alias?: Cortware, Charles
Pension?: Yes, 3/18/1892,VT
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)
Webmaster's Note: After the Saint Albans Raid on October 19, 1864, Vermont raised two companies of cavalry to help guard the Canadian border; there were known as Frontier Cavalry, Companies F and M, but technically they were part of the 26th New York Cavalry.
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Grand Isle Cemetery, Grand Isle, VT
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Charles Coutware, aged 87 years, a member of Stannard Post, G. A R., and a resident of this city for the last six years, died Saturday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joseph Parrot, 190 South Willard street, after a three weeks' illness.
Mr. Coutware came too this city in 1926 from Grand Isle County, where he was a farmer in South Hero and Grand Isle for over 60 years, was born at Cumberland Head, Plattsburg, N. Y. February 17, 1845.
He served in Company G, 26th Regiment New York Cavalry, during the Civil War, enlisting in Plattsburg, N. Y. At the close of the war he moved to Grand Isle. On March 10, 1869, he married Julia Anne Pecor of Pike River Que., who died in this city December 30, 1928.
Mr. Coutware is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Parrot, with whom he made his home, and Mrs Amelia Willettte of Newark, N. J.; by one son, Frank Coutware of South Hero; by two brothers, Edward Coutware and Joseph Coutware, both of Grand Isle; by three sisters, Mrs. Ephraim Martin of Grand Isle, Mrs. Joseph Pigeon, of South Hero and Mrs. Frank Terry of Plattsburg, N. Y.; and by seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will conducted at St. Rose de Lima Church, South Hero, Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, with military honors, a ritual to be conducted by the Sons of Veterans following the church service. Burial will be in Grand Isle cemetery in the family lot.
The body will be taken to Grand Isle from his late home here Tuesday morning.
Source: Burlington Free Press, November 14, 1932
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.