Spencer, George W.
Age: 28, credited to Middlesex, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 9/20/61, m/i 11/19/61, Pvt, Co. C, 1st VT CAV, m/o 10/23/62
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Birth: 03/18/1835, Unknown
Burial: Robinson Cemetery, Calais, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 136509262
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/25/1882, VT, not approved; widow Mattie L., 4/2/1906, VT, not approved
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
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Robinson Cemetery, Calais, VT
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DEATH OF A VETERAN.
George W. Spencer of Calais Died in Soldiers' Home.
George W. Spencer, a veteran of the Civil war, and a longtime resident of Calais, died at the soldiers' home in Bennington yesterday, aged 71 years. The body will be brought to Montpelier this evening, and the funeral will be held tomorrow morning at ten o'clock from the Church of the Messiah. The burial will be in Calais. Mr. Spencer was taken to Bennington only two months ago, and his wife had only just been released from the Heaton hospital in Montpelier, where she was taken for treatment for a cancerous trouble.
Mr. Spencer was for a long time a merchant at Wrightsville, going from there to North Calais. He enlisted in Co. C, of the 1st Vt. Cavalry in1861, and was discharged because of disability in 1863.
Source: Barre Times, Jan. 15, 1906
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.