Marsdale, Gerald E.
Age: 18, credited to Chester, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 4th VT INF, 1st VT CAV
Service: enl /5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Co. E, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 9/7/61, m/i 9/21/61, Pvt, Co. K, 4th VT INF, dis/dsab 10/22/62; enl 12/5/63, m/i 12/17/63, Co. H, 1st VT CAV, pr CPL 11/19/64, pr SGT, tr to Co. B, 6/21/65, m/o 8/9/65
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Birth: abt 1843, North Adams, MA
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Springfield, MA
Marker/Plot: Veterans' Section
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 90137054
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/25/1879
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Gerald E. Marsdale
Civil War and Custer Campaign Veteran Dead
Gerald E. Marsdale, aged 76 years, a veteran of the Civil War, who also served for several years with Gen. Custer in the Indian campaigns of that day, died at his home, 53 State Street, yesterday afternoon after a long illness. In the Civil War he enlisted in the 4th Vt. Vols., and served four years. He was wounded several times during the Indian fights.
He was born in North Adams, but had lived in this city for years. He was a painter by trade. So far as is known he leaves no near relatives. The funeral will take place in the Graham Company chapel, the time to be announced later.
Source: Springfield Union, August 30, 1916
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.