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Pelkey, David


Age: 33, credited to Fair Haven, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/8/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. C, 11th VT INF, pr CPL 1/23/64, wdd, 6/4/64, m/o 6/24/65

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Birth: 1829, Burlington, VT
Death: 03/03/1886

Burial: St. Marys Cemetery, Fair Haven, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/13/1877; widow Lucy, 1/29/1887, 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: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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St. Marys Cemetery, Fair Haven, VT

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Donald Pelkey died at his residence on Washington street Wednesday evening of typhoid pneumonia and lung fever. He had not been sick a week and the blow comes very hard on his large family. He was about 57 years old.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, March 6, 1886

The funeral of Donald Pelkey was attended from his late residence on Washington street Saturday. Mr. Pelkey enlisted in company C, 11th Vermont volunteers, August 2, 1862, and served in the light artillery near Washington for some time, and was wounded in his left leg by a musket ball at the battle of Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864. He carried the ball in his leg to the time of his death.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, March 9, 1886
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.