Mero, Sylvester Orison
Age: 19, credited to Hartland, VT
Unit(s): 54th MA INF
Service: enl 1/5/64, Woodstock, VT, m/i 1/22/64, PVT, Co. B, 54th MA INF, m/o 8/20/65 (5' 6.5" black eyes, Black hair, Black complexion; farmer)
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Birth: abt 1847, Woodstock, VT
Burial: Hope Cemetery, Worcester, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Dana Ringquist
Findagrave Memorial #: 10498803
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Harriet L., 3/19/1919, Mass.
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)
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Hope Cemetery, Worcester, MA
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Regiment: 54th Massachusetts Infantry (Colored)
Date of Enlistment: 01/05/1864
Date of Discharge: 08/20/1865
Born in Woodstock, Vermont, to Hezakiah and Harriett Mero, Sylvester Mero was 19 at the time of his enlistment. After his discharge he returned to Woodstock where on June 1, 1868 he married Harriet (Hattie) Hayes, the daughter of Nathan Hayes, another veteran of the 54th Regiment. On December 27, 1869 the Meros started a family with the addition of a baby boy. The family moved to Worcester, Massachusetts, where they lived with Hayes at 10 Hooper Street. Sylvester worked as a laborer and joined the George Ward Post #10 G.A.R. He died in Worcester and is buried at the Hope Cemetery.
Contributed by Jim Fuller.