Age: 18, credited to South Hero, VT
Unit(s): 2nd NY VET CAV, 10th VT INF, 16th WV INF
Service: enl as Augustus, South Hero, 7/16/62, m/i, Pvt, Co. D, 10th VT INF, 9/1/62, dsrtd 9/3/62, Brattleboro; enl 10/14/62, Alexandria, VA, Pvt, Co. H, 16th WV INF, m/o 6/10/63, Ft. DeKalb, DC; enl at Saratoga, as George Marcy, 9/18/63, m/i Pvt, Co. L, 9/24/63, m/o 11/8/65, Talladega, AL
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Birth: 06/02/1845, Richford, VT
Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Richford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 54019710
Alias?: Mercy, Augustus
Pension?: Yes, 10/27/1884; widow Rose, 1/6/1916, VT (2nd NY VET CAV only)
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Hillside Cemetery, Richford, VT
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BODY FOUND BY SON
George Mercy of Richford aged 68 years and a veteran of the Civil War, committed suicide Wednesday morning of last week by shooting himself near the heart and the body was found by his son, John Mercy, a section man for the Central Vermont Railroad, in a shim shanty about three- fourths of a mile from his fathers home. The son was on his way to work when he came across the body, and it is thought that his father killed himself there because he realized that his son would find his remains.
Mr. Mercy lived about a mile and one-fourth outside the village and on the road to East Berkshire. This morning at 5 0'clock he bade his wife goodbye and started away from the house. After reaching the railroad track he fired the fatal shot, afterward staggering a distance of some thirty rods to the little shanty, where the body was found. Near the former spot a revolver was found. The body was found at 6:30 o'clock, and life was extinct at that time.
Mr. Mercy had not been in his right for some time, it is said. He leaves his wife, two sons, and a daughter; also three brothers.
Source: Newport Express and Standard, 19 May 1913
Submitted by Deanna French.