Corey, Waterman F.
Age: 27, credited to Fairfield, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: comn 1LT, Co. H, 3rd VT INF, 6/3/61 (6/3/61), pr Adjutant, 9/1/61 (9/1/61), resgd 7/24/62, pr CPT, Co. H, 11/20/62 (11/20/62), resgd 12/25/62
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Birth: 1834, Bridport, VT
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Courtesy of Arlington National Cemetery
Findagrave Memorial #: 49170883
Cenotaph: Bradley Cemetery, Fairfield, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 15464351
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/5/1880
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Cenotaph in Bradley Cemetery, Fairfield, VT
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Dr. Waterman F. Corey Dead.
Dr. Waterman F. Corey, for many years a prominent homeopathic physician of this city, says the Washington Daily Star, died the morning of June 16 at his residence, 2319 1st street northwest. Dr. Covey was born in Bridport, Vt., about seventy years ago of Revolutionary ancestry. He married Miss Sara S. Read, also of Vermont. When President Lincoln called for troops he became active in organizing and drilling men for enlistment in Company H, 3d Vermont Volunteers. He came south with his regiment early in 1861, serving in the "Old 6th Corps" as first lieutenant and afterwards as adjutant.
Being disabled at Lee's Mills, he returned to Vermont, where, after convalescence, he served as recruiting officer and was made captain, but was unable to perform the duties incident thereto, and in 1863 resigned his commission. In 1868 he removed to Washington, and for a number of years was a clerk in the office of the third assistant postmaster general. During this time he studied medicine and was graduated, resigning his position to enter upon the practice of his profession. He became president of the Washington Homeopathic society and also life member of that body. He was active in the work of building up the Homeopathic Hospital.
Dr. Corey has been identified with the Masonic fraternity and was a member of U. S. Grant Post, G. A. R. His wife, a son, Charles R. Corey, of the third assistant postmaster general's office, and a daughter, Miss Hattie V. Corey, of the geological survey, survive him. Two sisters in Vermont, Mrs. George C. Walker and Mrs., George E. Marshall, and a brother, Captain George R. Corey, of Seattle, Wash., who is now in this city, also survive him.
The funeral was held from the family residence Saturday at 12 o'clock, attended only by a few invited friends and the members of the Homeopathic society. The latter attended in a body to pay the last tribute to the oldest of their number, but who was always one of their brightest and most congenial companions. The interment was at Arlington.
Source: Middlebury Register, June 24, 1904
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.