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Canedy, Simeon


Age: 18, credited to Stamford, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF, 31st MA INF
Service: enl, Pvt, 31st MA INF, 11/30/61, occ. farmer, dis/dsb 8/28/63, Baton Rouge, LA; enl 1/2/64, m/i 1/7/64, Pvt, Co. H, 8th VT INF, wdd, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64, m/o 6/28/65

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Birth: 03/01/1845, Halifax, VT
Death: 04/22/1902

Burial: Eastlawn Cemetery, Williamstown, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 68256744


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/7/1878; widow Sarah A., 5/16/1902, MA
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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Eastlawn Cemetery, Williamstown, MA

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Simeon Canedy

Death of A Veteran

Was Twice Badly Wounded In Civil
War From One Of Which He Never
Fully Recovered

Simeon Canedy, a veteran of the Civil war and a member of E.P. Hopkins post, 209, G.A.R., died yesterday at his home in Coleville after a long illness. He was born in Readsboro, Vt., nearly 60 years ago, and when the Civil war broke out he enlisted in the 31st Massachusetts regiment, serving through the whole war. He was twice badly wounded, a ball passing through his body and piercing his lung at Cedar Creek and another passing through his thigh at Balls Bluff. He never fully recovered from the first injury and it is believed to have been partly the cause of his ailments of late years. He was a brave and fearless soldier and received a splendid record upon his discharge. Mr. Canedy came to Williamstown about 12 years ago, and during his residence here he has been a member of E.P. Hopkins post. He was married to Miss Sarah Grant of Berlin, NY, about a score of years ago, and three children were born to them, Simeon, Edward, and Mary, all of whom live in this town. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 2:30 o'clock at the house. The members of the Grand Army will meet in their hall at 3 o'clock and march to Westlawn cemetery to participate in the burial service, which will be conducted by the post with the assistance of Rev. Dr. James E.C. Sawyer.

Source: North Adams Transcript, April 23, 1902; contributed by Tom Boudreau