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Newcomb, George Walton


Age: 18, credited to Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 26th NY CAV/VT FCAV
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. K, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 1/3/65, m/i 1/10/65, WGNR., Co. M, Frontier Cavalry (26th NY CAV), dsrtd 3/23/65

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Birth: 07/10/1842, Springfield, MA
Death: 09/07/1916

Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Ludlow, VT
Marker/Plot: 7-8
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 141013889


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/7/1863, 9/18/1916, VT
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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Pleasant View Cemetery, Ludlow, VT

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George W. Newcomb died Thursday at his home on Main street. He had been in poor health for several years. He was born in Whiting July 11, 1842, the son of Curtis S. And Zelia C. Gibson Newcomb. He married Catherine J. Hoskison of Mount Holly May 11, 1872, who survives him, with three sons and one daughter, Robert H. Of Brandon, W. John of Burlington, George H. Of Ludlow and Fannie M. Barrett of Mount Holly. He also leaves his mother, Mrs. Zelia C. Newcomb of Attleboro, Mass., who is 96 years old. Mr. Newcomb was a veteran of the Civil war. His first enlistment was in Capt. Ripley’s company of Rutland, Co. K, 1st regiment Vermont volunteers. He belonged to the Knights Templar. The funeral will be held at his home next Monday at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Joseph Reynolds of Rutland will officiate.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, September 9, 1916
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.