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Westover, Silas

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 23, credited to Richford, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: enl 9/23/64, m/i 9/23/64, Pvt, Co. A, 6th VT INF, wdd, Petersburg, 4/2/65 (gsw, left hand), dis/dsb, 6/12/65

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VITALS

Birth: 04/17/1842, Canada
Death: 05/04/1899

Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery, Northfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathryn Gray

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Anna, 5/24/1899, VT (not approved due to remarriage 1/2/1901)
Portrait?: Unknown
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: Headstone photographed in 1977, no footstoness noted at that time.

DESCENDANTS

3rd Great Grandfather of Kathryn Gray, Hillsboro, NH

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Mount Hope Cemetery, Northfield, VT

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Photo

(Courtesy of Kathy Gray)

Notes:

Photograph with Silas Westover of the 6th VT Infantry. (He's the one with the x over his head.) This photo was in a box at her Mother's house.

Written on front is "Grandpa's Westover's Post G.A.R. Post Williamstown, VT"

On the back is stamped; H.E. Kinesman, Group and View Photographer, Also Artist in Bromide Canyon Portraits, Orders May Be Left At Gauvin Brothers' Studio, 73 Church Street, Burlington, VT

The Montgomery Historical Society has this picture in a file on their site, and says it was taken on the steps of the Baptist Church in 1889.

Obituary

Williamstown.

Silas Westover, of the Judge Paine district, died last week from trouble with the lungs. He had been a resident of the place for many years and was a soldier in the war of the rebellion..

Source: Vermont Watchman and State Journal, 10 May 1899