Steady, Lewis Miles Jr.
Age: 18, credited to Bristol, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 12/4/63, m/i 12/31/63, Pvt, Co. F, 9th VT INF, tr to Co. B, 6/13/65, m/o 11/15/65
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Birth: 08/15/1848, Hinesburg, VT
Burial: Southview Cemetery, North Adams, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 46180148
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/27/1889, NY
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)
Remarks: See John R. Fisher's site for additional details on this soldier
Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.
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Southview Cemetery, North Adams, MA
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Lewis M. Steady
North Adams Transcript
Aug. 21, 1924
HALTED GEN'L LEE
IN CIVIL WAR DAYS
Veteran Who Died Today
Had Unique War Record
Lewis Miles Steady, 78, of Briggsville, a veteran of the Civil War, died early last evening at his home of consumption after along illness. For some time past his health had been failing and death was not unexpected.
He was born in Hinesville, Vt., and when a lad of 15 years, enlisted in Company F, Ninth Vermont Volunteers when a call was issued for recruits for the Union army then taking the field in the Civil war. He served in the famous "Bloody Ninth" for over three years, being mustered out at Norfolk, Va., after a lengthy stay in an army hospital with illness. He was with the Union forces at the battle of Gettysburg and in several other major engagements and was on patrol duty in the streets of Richmond when General Lee of the defeated rebel army rode through on parole after his surrender. Mr. Steady was a lance corporal at that time and halted General Lee when he approached, commanding him to advance after he had showed his parole papers. The incident was one members of Mr. Steady's family said he always spoke of in his Civil war reminiscences. He was a member of Standard (sic) post, G.A.R. at Burlington, Vt.
For a number of years after his discharge he served the city of Burlington as water tender at the municipal pumping station. Seven years ago he came to this city and located in Briggsville. He leaves his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Edward Bousquet of Burlington; a sister, Mrs. Cleo Steady of Shelburne, Vt., one brother, Alery Steady of Hartford, Conn., and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at his late home at 2:30 and will be private. The burial will be in Southview cemetery.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.