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Magiveny, William


Age: 35, credited to Bethel, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 7/15/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. H, 11th VT INF, m/o 6/24/65

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Birth: 12/18/1826, Chateaugay, NY
Death: 12/15/1912

Burial: Lympus Cemetery, Bethel, VT
Marker/Plot: 3
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 55350731


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/26/1885
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: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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Lympus Cemetery, Bethel, VT

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William Magiveny

St. Albans Messenger
St. Albans, Vt
December 19, 1912 - Page 11


William Magiveny, .. Who Fought in
Two Wars, Dies at Home

Bethel, Dec, 16. --William Magiveny,
of this town, died Sunday morning
of old age, having been confined to
'the house about a month. He was in
' Chateaugay, N. Y., December 18,
He was a private in a light infan-
try battery in the Mexican War in
1818 and was with his troops that
marched to City of Mexico. In
this city he had an attack of yellow
Mr. Magiveny enlisted again in the
service of his country in the Civil
War as a private in the Eleventh
Regiment. Vermont Volunteer Infan-
try. He served until the close of
the war and was present at the sur-
render of the Confederate Army to
General Grant by General Lee,
For the past 30 years he had lived
on a small place about two miles
from this village on the Rochester
mountain road and frequently drove
to the village where he was pointed
out with pride to strangers as vet-
eran of two wars. Many people ex-
pressed a wish of course to be intro-
duced to him ant to shake hands with
him. He retained his faculties un-
impaired until within about a month
of his death. He was always court-
ly and affable but never referred to
hs army experiences unless they were
inquired into by others.
He was married three times, his
last wife was Mrs. Fanny (Gow-
ing), Rowe who died about three
years ago. He is survive by three
children, Frank Magiveny a farmer,
living in Bethel, Addie, living in Den-
ver, Colo, and Ida, a nurse, liv-
ing in California.

Courtesy of Bob Hackett.