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Hussey, Matthew

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 25, credited to Brandon, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: enl 10/3/61, m/i 10/15/61, CPL, Co. C, 6th VT INF, pr SGT 11/20/61, pr 1SGT, reen 12/15/63, comn 2LT, Co. C, 4/21/64 (5/5/64), pr 1LT, Co. I, 5/15/64 (5/27/64), wdd, Winchester, 9/19/64, m/o 10/28/64

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VITALS

Birth: 01/27/1836, Burlington, VT
Death: 04/10/1921

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 4944123

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/2/1880
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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BURIAL:

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Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT

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Obituary

MATTHEW HUSSEY DIES.
Former Rutland Policeman Lived at Jamaica Plains, N. Y.

Word was received in this city yesterday of the death of Matthew Hussey in Jamaica Plains, N.Y. Mr. Hussey was a well known resident of Rutland, having lived here until about a year ago, when he went to Jamaica Plains to live with his nieces.

Mr. Hussey was born in Ireland 84 years ago. He was an engineer for many years on the Rutland and Burlington railroad. He was also a member of the Rutland police force for 17 years. He enlisted in the Civil war as a private on Oct. 15, 1861, was promoted to corporal on Oct. 15,1861, was made 1st sergeant on November 30, 1861. He re-enlisted on December 15, 1863, was made lieutenant of Co. C on April 21, 1864. He was mustered out of service on Oct. 28, 1864. He was a member of Rutland post, G.A.R.

Besides the nieces with whom Mr. Hussey made his home he is survived by no near relatives. The body will arrive in Rutland Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and will be taken to Evergreen cemetery chapel. After services, the body will be placed in Evergreen cemetery.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, April 11, 1921
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.