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Fay, Gardner

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 32, credited to Williamstown, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enl 8/1/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. I, 10th VT INF, pr CPL 11/15/62, kia, Orange Grove (Mine Run), 11/27/63

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VITALS

Birth: 10/04/1829, Chelsea, VT
Death: 11/27/1863

Burial: Probably buried in an unmarked grave, , VA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
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Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Matilda C., 2/18/1864; minor, 8/22/1877
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: 10th Vt. History off-site

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Died in Virginia

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Obituary

At Orange Grove, Va., Nov. 27th, Gardiner Fay, of Williamstown, Corp. In Co. I, 10th reg;’t Vt. Volunteers, aged 34 years.

Mr. Fay fell mortally wounded while endeavoring to bear up the flag of his country, in his first active engagement with the enemy, and died in a few hours. But we trust he died a soldier of the Cross. “He was one of my bravest men,” always ready for any duty assigned him,” are expressions that come from his companions in arms. May God bless the widow and the fatherless little ones.

Source: Vermont Journal, March 19, 1864
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.