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White, George P.


Age: 21, credited to Wolcott, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF, 26th NY CAV/VT FCAV
Service: enl 9/2/61, m/i 9/21/61, 5SGT, Co. G, 4th VT INF, pr 1SGT 8/1/62, dis/dsb 11/3/62; enl 1/3/65, m/i 1/10/65, 8th SGT, Co. M, Frontier Cavalry (aka 26th NY CAV), m/o 6/27/65

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Birth: 10/31/1839, Plainfield, VT
Death: 05/08/1915

Burial: Linesville Cemetery, Linesville, PA
Marker/Plot: Section F, Plot 82, Grave 7
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 17588480


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
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

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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Linesville Cemetery, Linesville, PA

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George P. White

The Linesville, PA Herald of March 10, 1915 contained the following of local interest.

George P. White, who has been a much respected, and beloved citizen of Linesville for many years, passed away quietly and peacefully on Monday, May 8th, at his home on Mercer Street, after ailing for a number of years past.

He was born in Plainfield, Vermont, Oct. 31, 1839, of American born parents, Thaddeus and Miranda White, who removed to Wolcott, Vt. in 1844.

He enlisted in the 4th reg't, Vt. Vols. Sept 2, 1861, and discharged Nov. 3, 1862, enlisted in I Co. of Frontier Cavalry, Jan 1, 1865, and was discharged at close of war. He was married to Mary B. Carrier, in Aug., 1867, who died in 1868. On Jan. 29, 1870, he married Nancy D. Thayer of Linesville and removed from Vermont to Pine Township, in 1879, where he lived most of the time since.

He held nearly every office in the gift of the township, and has been justice of the peace since 1896, except four years in Ohio.

One sister, Mrs. Hattie E. Camp of Morrisville, Vt. survive him.

Mr. White was a Mason, a member of the Universalist Church, and of the G.A.R. . Mr. White was a friend of Humanity, and a man with a clean brain and a big heart.

Source: Morrisville Messenger, May 31, 1915

Submitted by Deanna French.

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