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Mero, Sylvester Orison
MILITARY SERVICE
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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VITALS
Birth: abt 1847, Woodstock, VT
Death: 03/08/1919

Burial: Hope Cemetery, Worcester, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Dana Ringquist
Findagrave Memorial #: 10498803
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Harriet L., 3/19/1919, Mass.
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(State digraphs will show that this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldier's home)

Remarks: None
DESCENDANTS

Great Grandfather of Robert J. Spence, Daytona Beach, FL

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BURIAL:
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Tombstone

Hope Cemetery, Worcester, MA

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Biography

Regiment: 54th Massachusetts Infantry (Colored)
Company: B
Rank: Private
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.