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Gilson, Allen Peter

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Hartland, VT
Unit(s): 26th NY CAV/VT FCAV
Service: enl 1/3/65, m/i 1/10/65, PVT, Co. F, Frontier Cavalry (aka 26th NY CAV), m/o 6/27/65

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VITALS

Birth: 09/18/1843, Unknown
Death: 02/28/1929

Burial: Hartford Point Cemetery, Hartford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Ginny Gage/Mary Davis
Findagrave Memorial #: 21342945

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/4/1880
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

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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BURIAL:

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Hartford Cemetery, Hartford, VT

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Obituary

White River Jct.
Allen Peter Gilson

Allen Peter Gilson, 85, died suddenly February 23 from cerebral hemorrhage at the Allen house in West Lebanon, N. H., where he had roomed about a year. He was one of the few remaining veterans of the Civil War in this section. He is survived by two sons, Mark Gilson of Philadelphia and Howard Gilson of Brattleboro, one grandson and several nephews and nieces. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. M. J. Dunklee officiating.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, March 6, 1929.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.