Age: 0, credited to Castleton, VT
Unit(s): 6th NY CAV
Service: Co. D, 6th NY CAV
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Birth: 1845, Lowell, MA
Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Castleton, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 44334329
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Hillside Cemetery, Castleton, VT
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BLIND WAR VETERAN OF CASTLETON DIES
Andrew Clark, 87, Lost His Sight 58 Years Ago in Blast at Bomoseen.
CASTLETON, April 18. – Andrew Clark, 87, civil war veteran, died at his home north of this village this afternoon at 5 o'clock after along illness. He had been totally blind since 1874, as a result of a blast at Billings quarry at Lake Bomoseen, where he was employed. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Mr. Clark was born in Lowell, Mass., January 15, 1845. In 1861, at the age of 16, he enlisted in the Sixth New York cavalry and took active part in a number of battles of the Civil war. He remained in the service for four years. After the war he came to Castleton, and later married Mrs. Harriet Gould who died more than 10 years ago.
The aged veteran is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Katherine M. Hayes, and three grandchildren of this town. He was a member of St. John's Catholic church. While the funeral has not been definite, it is expected rites will be held Sunday, followed by requiem mass Monday.
Source: Rutland Daily Herald, April 16, 1932
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.