Age: 18, credited to
Unit(s): 10th NY INF
Service: Enl 8/18/64, Poughkeepsie, m/i, Pvt Co. A, 10th NY INF, 8/18/64, m/o 6/8/65, Munson's Hill, NY
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Birth: Abt 1846, New York
Burial: Pitt Cemetery, South Horicon, NY
Marker/Plot: Not found
Findagrave Memorial #: 66232100
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/14/1880
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Pitt Cemetery, South Horicon, NY
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HIS BODY UNDER BRIDGE
Authorities Investigating Death of Alfred Wilcox, Civil War Veteran, Near Fowler – Found in ice With Skull Crushed.
Fowler, Feb. 19. – The body of Alfred Wilcox, and aged veteran of the Civil war, whose pension papers are addressed to Horicon, N.Y., was found on the ice under the iron bridge of the Rutland railroad over Otter creek, near the Fowler station this afternoon, and, although it is believed he was killed by falling through the bridge the case is being thoroughly investigated by ht e authorities.
The man's skull was crushed, but Dr. H.H. Swift, health officer, is not satisfied that this injury caused death. It is reported that groans were heard near the bridge before daylight by workmen who were passing, but the body was not discovered until some time later. In Wilcox's pockets were found pension papers addressed to him; a letter from Burton Brown of Holden, a railroad ticket from Salisbury to Leicester and 96 cents in money. There was a small bundle of clothing beside the body. Henry Ellis of Pittsford found the body as he returned home from his work here. The selectmen were notified and it was removed to the undertaking rooms of Edward L. Flemming.
Wilcox apparently was about 60 years of age. It is believed that he fell from a train, or that he was walking on the track and stepped through the bridge. The bridge is about 15 feet above the ice.
Source: Rutland Daily Herald, February 20, 1909
Find Death Was Due to Accident
An inquest was held at Pittsford into the death of Alfred Wilcox, the Civil War veteran whose body was found on the ice under the railroad bridge near the Fowler station Friday, but nothing developed in the testimony to indicate that the man's demise was other than an accident. Dr. H. H. Swift, the health officer, testified that he found the body frozen, with a large scalp wound on the left side of the head and three or four ribs crushed on the right side of the chest. He believed these injuries, with exposure, resulted in death.
Source: St. Albans Weekly Messenger, February 24, 1909
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.