Age: 0, credited to St. Albans, VT
Unit(s): 5th US CAV, 26th NY CAV
Service: Co. D, 5th US CAV; Co. I, 26th NY CAV
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Birth: 10/1839, Ireland
Burial: St. Albans Point Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 15908078
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/17/1880; widow Frances F., 3/14/1908, NY
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: Died in Chateaugay, NY. Pensions shows additional service in 26th NY CAV.
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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St. Albans Point Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
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Ralph Jenkins, a former resident of this city, died Friday at his home in Chateaugay, N.Y. Mr. Jenkins was a member of the A.R. Hurlbut Post, No. 60, G.A.R. The funeral was held Saturday morning at Mr. Jenkins’s home and the body arrived in this city Saturday evening. The burial took place in the St. Albans point cemetery Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock.
Burial of Ralph Jenkins
The body of Ralph Jenkins, who died Friday at his home in Chateaugay, N.Y., arrived in this city Saturday evening, and the burial took place in the St. Albans point cemetery Sunday afternoon, the body being escorted by a delegation from A.R. Hurlbut Post, No. 60, G.A.R., of which Mr. Jenkins was a member. The bearers were Mark M. Rice, J.N. Jarvis, Nathan Skinner, A.D. Collins, Henry McCarroll, John Wright. Among those present from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Harrica and son Charles, Mrs. Ralph Jenkins, Luke Jenkins and daughter Dorothy, all of Chateaugay.
Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, March 5, 1908
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.