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Cheney, Nelson


Age: 28, credited to Lunenburg, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 12/9/61, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. K, 8th VT INF, pow, Vicksburg, 9/4/62, prld 11/13/62, m/o 6/22/64

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Birth: abt 1833, Lunenburg, VT
Death: 12/1881

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Lunenburg, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 185902270


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/4/1866; widow Cordelia, 2/11/1882
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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Riverside Cemetery, Lunenburg, VT

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Nelson Cheney died very suddenly early last Tuesday morning. His wife was awakened during the night, or early morning, and found him in distress. She applied several remedies to relieve him, but without avail. She then went to a neighbor's for assistance, and on returning found her husband dead. A post mortem examination revealed that heart disease was the cause of death.

Source: St. Johnsbury Caledonian, December 30, 1881
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.