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Merrill, Ira

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 36, credited to Vernon, VT
Unit(s): 26th NY CAV/VT FCAV
Service: enl 1/3/65, m/i 1/10/65, Trumpeter, Co. F, Frontier Cavalry (aka 26th NY CAV), m/o 6/27/65

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VITALS

Birth: 09/14/1842, Unknown
Death: 5/17/1916

Burial: Myrtle Grove Memorial Cemetery, Eureka, CA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Maggie Pygman Neidigh
Findagrave Memorial #: 50436552

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Rebecca, 5/29/1916, CA
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

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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BURIAL:

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Gravestone

Myrtle Grove Memorial Cemetery, Eureka, CA

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