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Willey, George N.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 24, credited to Northfield, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: enl 1/8/62, m/i 2/12/62, Pvt, Co. K, 7th VT INF, d/dis 3/20/62, buried at sea

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VITALS

Birth: 1837, Irasburg, VT
Death: 03/20/1862

Burial: Died at Sea, ,
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux

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

Cenotaph: Elmwood Cemetery, Northfield, VT
Marker/Plot:
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch

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


MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Harvey S., 8/22/1895, VT
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: None

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Buried at Sea

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CENOTAPH:


Tombstone

Cenotaph at Elmwood Cemetery, Northfield, VT

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Obituary

The Ship Island correspondent of the Lamoille Newsdealer writes as follows respect - in the death and burial of George N. Willey, who worked in this office for several months previous to his departure for the war:

"On Tuesday morning, the fifteenth day from New York, was performed the mournful rites of burial at seas, Mr. George N. Willey, (the one who formerly worked in your office) a member of the Northfield Company, having died suddenly the night before. His body, with heavy weights place at the feet, was sewed up in his blanket, and placed on the side of the vessel, projecting over, the other end being supported by two of the sailors, while the Rev. Mr. Townsend, of Co. E, offered appropriate prayer. The end of the board was then gently raised, and the body slid off, and immediately sank beneath the swelling waves there to remain till the day when "The seas shall deliver up the dead that are therein.

Source: Vermont Watchman and State Journal, May 9, 1862
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.