Montgomery, William K.
Age: 23, credited to Greensboro, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: enl 9/23/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. E, 6th VT INF, Pvt, Co. E, 6th VT INF, stricken with lung fever 3/1/62, sent to hosp. in Philadelphia, rejoined Co. 11/1/63, reen 12/15/63, tr to Co. K 10/16/64, m/o 6/26/65
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Birth: 1838, Dalton, NH
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/10/1865, VT; minor, 12/27/1887, VT
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: Killed in Cohoes, NY; last known living in Sheffield, VT
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William K. Montgomery of Sheffield left his wife and family about a year since, and his wife has known nothing of his whereabouts until a telegram was received from S. P. Eccles of Cohoes, N.Y., coroner of Albany county, announcing that Mr. Montgomery's body was found on Monday, near West Troy, N.Y., with his pockets rifled and every indication that he had been murdered. Some two weeks ago Sheriff Preston of Sheffield received a dispatch from the chief of police of Lansingburg, N.Y., making inquiry as to Montgomery's character, etc. A week ago Sunday Montgomery left Waterford, N.Y., saying he was going to Troy. He was not a man of reputable character, and had been arrested twice within a week previous to his leaving Waterford, once for larceny and once for intoxication. He was discharged, however, of these complaints. He had a horse, wagon and watch; but had sold the horse previous to the murder, and it was undoubtedly for the proceeds that he was killed.
The St. Albans Daily Messenger, Saint Albans, VT, July 25, 1876
Submitted by Heidi McColgan