Stickney, Cassius M.
Age: 20, credited to Chester, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 12/10/63, m/i 1/5/64, Pvt, Co. F, 1st VT CAV, wdd, Cold Harbor, 6/1/64, pow?, d/svc 7/20/64, pow 6/1/64, Richmond
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Birth: 04/14/1843, Andover, VT
Burial: Middletown Cemetery, Andover, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 99581823
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Rosalie J., 12/21/1864
Portrait?: Gibson Collection
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Middletown Cemetery, Andover, VT
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In Loving Memory of Cassius M. Stickney.
Company F, First Vermont Cavalry, And Published on the Anniversary of His Death.
(Born in Andover, Vt., April 14, 1843. Enlisted December 10, 1862. Wounded and taken prisoner at Ashland Station, Va., June 1, 1864. Passed away in Richmond, Va., from Hospital No. 21, which was under the supervision of Libby Prison, July 20,1864. His body is one of 5678 Union soldiers taken after the close of the war from the trenches in Richmond and various battle fields where they were first interred, and reinterred in the beautiful National Cemetery in that city. Small markers, each with a number, surround a granite monument on which is inscribed "To the Memory of the Unknown Dead.")Virginia faithful guard has kept Over the dust of one who gave His life to help free the slave Above that grave no kin has wept Through all the more than fifty years, "Old Glory: - stainless flag - is seen "In triumph" waving; grasses green In velvet softness long have grown In beauty, and the word "Unknown" On sculptured granite tells the truth Of one who went in early youth "Beyond the twilight and the star" To where the "Comrades" tenting are. And old Vermont has kept his name Untarnished in her "Hall of Fame." Eva J. Stickney Rutland, Vt., July 20, 1917.
Source: Rutland Daily Herald, July 20, 1917
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.