Dewey, Peter G.
Age: 19, credited to Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF, 26th NY CAV/VT FCAV
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i10/10/62, Pvt, Co. I, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; enl 1/3/65, m/i 1/10/65, Pvt, Co. M, Frontier Cavalry (26th NY CAV), m/o 6/27/65 (real name Pierre Desautels)
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Birth: 12/04/1842, Saint-Malo, Canada East
Burial: St. Augustine Cemetery, Montpelier, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: Desautels, Pierre
Pension?: Yes, 6/16/1887, VT
Portrait?: 13th History
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: 13th Vt. History off-site
Webmaster's Note: After the Saint Albans Raid on October 19, 1864, Vermont raised two companies of cavalry to help guard the Canadian border; there were known as Frontier Cavalry, Companies F and M, but technically they were part of the 26th New York Cavalry.
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St. Augustine Cemetery, Montpelier, VT
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(Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865)
PETER J. DEWEY was working in Cross's bakery at Montpelier when he enlisted. Was nineteen years old, straight and soldier like in all his movements, and very good looking. He was a favorite with both officers and men, always performed his duties faithfully, and was a brave soldier. He engaged in mercantile business, and did a successful business in Montpelier for many years. He has retired from active business, and is enjoying the fruits of his labors, and is still vigorous and healthy.
Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 677