Walker, George Aaron
Age: 18, credited to Springfield, VT
Unit(s): 26th NY CAV/VT FCAV
Service: enl 12/30/64, m/i 1/10/65, PVT, Co. F, Frontier Cavalry (aka 26th NY CAV), m/o 6/27/65
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Birth: 04/27/1846, Waitsfield, VT
Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Mattapan, MA
Marker/Plot: #2124 Grave #9 Walnut Avenue
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/7/1911, IL
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: Plot information obtained from cemetery office. The May plot to the left is plot #2125. There are no inscriptions on the Walker grave marker.
Webmaster's Note: After the Saint Albans Raid on October 19, 1864, Vermont raised two companies of cavalry to help guard the Canadian border; there were known as Frontier Cavalry, Companies F and M, but technically they were part of the 26th New York Cavalry.
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Mount Hope Cemetery, Mattapan, MA
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NATIVE OF WAITSFIELD
George Aaron Walker, Civil War Veteran, Died at Dorchester, Mass.
Boston, May 25. – Funeral services for George Aaron Walker, who died at his home, 46 Center street, Dorchester, were held yesterday afternoon, with Rev. Lester Evans of Dorchester as the officiating clergyman. The body was taken to Mt. Hope cemetery for burial.
Mr. Walker was born at Waitsfield, Vt., April 27, 1846. He served in the Civil war, going to the front with the 26th New York U.S. cavalry. At one time he was a member of the Grand Army.
For many years Mr. Walker had been foreign representative for Fairbanks, Morse & Company, dealers in electric equipment supplies, and had traveled extensively in South Africa, where he lived for some time, China and India. He had been retired from active work since 1921. He was a member of the Dorchester Improvement Society. His survivors are his wife, who was Edna G. Walker of Gloucester; a niece Mrs. Cora Wing of Mt. Vernon, Me., and a nephew, Fred Sawyer, of Moretown, Vt.
Source: Barre Daily Times, May 25, 1929
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.