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McCluskey, Charles A.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 24, credited to St. Albans, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 8th VT INF, 26th NY CAV/VT FCAV
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. C, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 11/25/61, m/i 2/18/62, CPL, Co. F, 8th VT INF, red at request, wdd, 5/27/63, wdd, Port Hudson, 6/14/63, m/o 6/22/64; enl 1/3/65, m/i 1/10/65, Pvt, Co. M, Frontier Cavalry (aka 26th NY CAV), m/o 6/27/65

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1837, Saint John, New Brunswick
Death: 04/24/1907

Burial: Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT
Marker/Plot: Lot 535
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/30/1869; widow Hele?? M., 5/14/1907, VT, not approved
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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Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT

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Obituary

CHARLES McCLUSKEY DEAD
Old Time Nickel Plater Succumbs to Bright's Disease

Charles A. McCluskey, aged 74 years, died at his home on Cross street at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon after a long illness. He was taken ill about three years ago with a kidney trouble and this developed into Bright's disease which caused his death. He was a patient but a painful sufferer and in the end died like one going to sleep.

The deceased was born in New Brunswick, where he spent his early life, receiving his education in his native country.

Some 50 years ago he came to his country setting in Massachusetts where he learned the trade of a silver plater. After completing his apprenticeship he came to Montpelier and was employed as a plater in the shops of Fish & Colton.

After the breaking out of the Civil War he enlisted in the Vermont Regiment, serving creditably with his company and in one battle received a broken collar bone from a shell which caused him to go to the hospital for several weeks. He returned to the front after his recovery and came home with his regiment. Upon his return he again began work with the same company and remained in the shops under the different companies until about 18 years ago, when he retired from active life, living at his home on the Cross street. Mr. McCluskey served under Gen. Thomas of whom he always spoke in the highest terms. He was married in1871. No children were born to Mr. and Mrs. McCluskey. The deceased had several brothers and a sister. He is survived by his wife.

The funeral will be held from the house at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon with Rev. George R. Moore officiating. The burial will be made in the family lot in Green Mount cemetery.

Source: Montpelier Evening Argus, April 25, 1907.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.