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Bemis, Silas Ballou

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to West Fairlee, VT
Unit(s): 15th VT INF, 26th NY CAV/VT FCAV
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/22/62, Pvt, Co. A, 15th VT INF, m/o 8/5/63; enl 1/3/65, m/i 1/10/65, CPL, Co. F, Frontier Cavalry (26th NY CAV), m/o 6/27/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1842, Littleton, NH
Death: 12/29/1892

Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica White
Findagrave Memorial #: 77901906

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/18/1888, VT; widow Carrie R., 2/6/1892, 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

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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Tombstone

Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, VT

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Obituary

Cyrus B. Bemis, aged 52, who died at Barre Friday, was chief of the village police force, town constable and town tax collector. He was a veteran of the civil war.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, Jan. 6, 1893
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.