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Whitehead, Andrew

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 0, credited to Barre, VT
Unit(s): 5th NY INF, 9th US VET INF
Service: enl, NYC, 4/25/61, Pvt, Co. H, 5th NY INF, pr CPL, 8/19/61, pr 1st SGT, 12/23/61, red to Sgt, 1/15/62, cited for 'gallantry' at Gaines Mill, 6/27/63, m/o 5/14/63, NYC; reen, 4/65, Co. F, 9th US Vet. Vol. Infantry, m/o 4/66; (prewar USN, 1858-?)

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1837, Scotland
Death: 10/15/1897

Burial: Hope Cemetery, Barre, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 155493801

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/7/1892, VT; widow Letitia E., 10/29/1897, VT
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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Hope Cemetery, Barre, VT

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Obituary

Death of Andrew Whitehead

Andrew Whitehead, and old and prominent citizen of Barre died yesterday afternoon at his home on Averill street. He has been suffering for some time with consumption. The disease leaves a widow and nine children. The age of the deceased was 50 years, 2 months and 15 days.

Mr. Whitehead was a member of Clan Gordon and of the R. B. Crandall Post, G.A.R., of which he was at one time commander and has been for some time the post adjutant.

The funeral will be held at the house at 2:30 o'clock Monday afternoon, Rev. Dr. Jackson, officiating. There will be also services by Clan Gordon and the G.A.R. Crandall Post will meet at the post rooms at 1:30 Monday and Clan Gordon will meet at the same time at their rooms. Members of both the orders are requested to take notice.

Source: Barre Daily Times, October 16, 1897
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.