Sleeper, George W.
Age: 0, credited to Moretown, VT
Unit(s): 1st NENG CAV
Service: Co. L, 1st NENG CAV, 23, enl 11/21/61, m/i 12/27/61, pvt, cpl, wdd 3/17/63, Kelly's Ford, VA, disch 12/27/64
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Birth: 03/31/1824, Vershire, VT
Burial: Old Cemetery, Waterbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 53047984
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: yes, 4/1/1867; widow Jennie M., 6/5/1895, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Old Cemetery, Waterbury Center, VT
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A horrible accident occurred recently whereby George Sleeper of Craftsbury lost his life. He had just stopped a threshing machines but the beater was in rapid motion from its own momentum, and as he was brushing the grain off the separator his arm was caught and drawn into the beater, to his elbow and torn all to pieces. Physicians amputated the limb but Mr. Sleeper did not rally.
Source: Vermont Standard, 29 Nov 1883.
Transcribed by Deanna French