Sibley, Ebenezer K.
Age: 19, credited to Westford, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF, 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 5/13/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. G, 2nd VT INF, dis/dsb 12/22/61; enl 9/25/62, m/i 12/30/62, 1SGT, Co. M, 1st VT CAV, comn 2LT, Co. M, 4/26/63 (10/8/63), pow, Hagerstown, 7/6/63, prld 11/17/63, pr 1LT, 7/7/64 (9/3/64), pr CPT, Co. B 2/9/65 (3/6/65), tr to Co. C 6/21/65, m/o 8/9/65; Bvt MAJ to date from 3/13/65, for gallant and meritorious services in the field
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Birth: 1842, Westford, VT
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon, IL
Marker/Plot: Lot 27
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 18745188
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Ellen W., 8/17/1908, NY
Portrait?: Gibson Collection
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: Ebenezer K Sibley is listed in the book Bennington County, Vermont Veterans Graves by The American Legion (1940) as a Civil War veteran buried in the Village Cemetery in Bennington, however, no stone was found when transcribing in 1987 and to date we have not been able to find this grave there. There is also a Graves Registration card on file at the VHS in Barre, VT showing burial at Village Cemetery. Find-a-Grave #13245190 lists Ebenezer K. Sibley at Village Cemetery with a year of birth of 1818. Our soldier was born about 1841. Based on our research, we believe that this soldier is buried at Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon, IL.
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Oakwood Cemetery, Dixon, IL
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Ebenezer K. Sibley
New York Times
1 Aug 1895
Col. E.K. Sibley of East Orange N.J., died at Victoria, B.C., Tuesday. He was on the way home from a trip through Alaska. He was born in Westford, Vt., in 1842. He enlisted with the First Vermont Cavalry in 1861, and rose to the rank of Major. Four months in Libby Prison furnished part of his experience. He served on the staff of the Governor of Vermont after the war, with the rank of Colonel.
Until 1885 he was engaged with the Iron Mountain, Memphis and Little Rock and Missouri Pacific Railroad Companies successively. He was a member of the Southern Railway and Steamship and the Southern Passenger Associations.
Coming east about eight years ago, he joined the banking firm of Marquand & Parmly, from which he retired a few months ago. He had many railway and financial connections, was a Director in the American Surety Company and in the New York, Ontario and Western Railroad Company, a Trustee of the Savings Investment and Trust Company of East Orange, and a member of the Loyal Legion and of the New York, Manhattan, Lawyers', and Orange clubs.
Contributed by Erik Hinckley.