Tierney, Michael C.
Age: 37, credited to Stockbridge, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 12/29/63, m/i 1/5/64, Pvt, Co. K, 4th VT INF, pow, Weldon Railroad, 6/23/64, Andersonville, tr to Co. D, 2/25/65, prld 2/26/65, m/o 7/13/65
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Birth: 01/14/1826, Ireland
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 43653765
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Mary, 2/20/1893, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Calvary Cemetery, Rutland, VT
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Rutland Daily Herald, Dec. 24, 1892:
Michael Tierney, an old and highly esteemed citizen of this town, died at his home on Cramton avenue yesterday afternoon, his death being the result of an accident at the Columbian Marble company's mill about six weeks ago.
At that time Mr. Tierney was working on a hoisting frame of a gang of saws, which broke away from the props and fell upon him, doubling him up in a space of 11 inches in width.
The weight of the blow fell on his spinal column and he has been a great sufferer ever since. Drs. Hanrahan and Stearns have been constant attendants upon him since that time, but medical skill did not avail to save his life.
Mr. Tierney was 67 years old, was born in Ireland and came to this country when he was 24 years of age. On his arrival in this country he became identified with its institutions and from the first became a patriotic citizen.
When the civil war broke out he was ready to take up arms for his adopted country and enlisted early in 1862 in company K of the 4th Vermont regiment, and continued in the service until the end of the war. Among the number of engagements in which he took part were the battle of Gettysburg and the battle of the Wilderness. During the service Mr. Tierney was taken prisoner and was confined in the prison at Andersonville nine months together with two other Rutland men - Messrs. Needham and Alexander.
He had been a member of Post Roberts, G.A.R., since its organization and a faithful attendant at the meetings of the post.
Mr. Tierney leaves a widow and eight children, six daughters and two sons, and also a sister, Mrs. John Foley. The entire family was present when he died.
The funeral will be held at St. Peter's church Sunday afternoon and Rev. T.J. Gaffney will officiate. The members of Roberts post, G.A.R., will attend in a body.
Contributed by Jennifer Snoots.