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Martin, Guy C.


Age: 21, credited to Swanton, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: enl 9/25/61, m/i 10/15/61, CPL, Co. K, 6th VT INF, mwia, Savage's Station, 6/29/62 (left leg and arms), d/wds, 7/17/62, Long Island College Hosp. (roster says d. 7/5)

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Birth: abt 1840, Westport, NY
Death: 07/17/1862

Burial: Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
Marker/Plot: Section 42 Lot 283
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 154390778


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, other Hannah, 2/12/1864
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: No inscription on tomb. See Green-Wood Cemetery, Civil War Biographies, off-site


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Guy C. Martin


DIED: At College Hospital, Long Island, July 17, 1862, Charles Martin, a soldier.

He was brought to the hospital in such feeble condition from effects of mortification of a wound in the thigh, caused by a fragment of shell in one of the recent battles before Richmond, that he was only able to give his name, and the word, Vermont. He had no knapsack or effects of any kind with him, and nothing by which his friends, regiment, or place of residence could be known.

Com. By E. M. of Lyndon

Submitted by Deanna French.

Webmaster's Notes:

New York Times article, DISABLED SOLDIERS ARRIVED HERE.; Sick and Wounded Soldiers at the Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn,, dated 14 July 1862, includes "G. C. Martin, Co. K, 6th Vermont, of Salmon Falls, -- left leg and arm," among the casualties.

1892 Revised Roster shows Corporal Guy C. Martin, Co. K, 6th Vermont, of Swanton, was mortally wounded at the battle of Savage's Station, on 29 June 1862. The 1892 Revised Roster says he died 5 July 1862.

Hannah Martin successfully applied for a mother's pension (WC51387) based on her son's service. She indicated he died 7/5/1862 (which is what the 1892 Revised Roster says), but government records show he died 7/17/1862 at Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, which corresponds to the date of death of 'Charles Martin,' above.

Apparently the correspondent for the New York Times was more successful in getting information on Martin than the Lamoille Newsdealer correspondent was.

Also mentioned in the NYT article, "David S. Gay, 6th Vermont, of Chelsea -- fever." Day died 7/18/1862; interment in Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn. Perhaps Martin is interred these as well?