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Waterman, Samuel R.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 26th NY CAV/VT FCAV
Service: enl 1/3/65, m/i 1/10/65, Trumpeter, Co. M, Frontier Cavalry (aka 26th NY CAV), m/o 6/27/65

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VITALS

Birth: 05/09/1848, Unknown
Death: 07/14/1894

Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Morristown, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 150005628

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/22/1891, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(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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Lakeview Cemetery, Morristown, VT

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Samuel R. Waterman

News & Citizen: July 23, 1894

DEATH OF "Maj" Waterman

Word was received here Saturday night of the death of S.R. Waterman, long and familiarly known as "Major", at the Soldiers Home of spinal sclerosis. Samuel R. Waterman was the son of the late V.W. Waterman of Cadys Falls, and a half brother to Geo. L. Waterman (deceased) of Hyde Park, and Mrs. H.H. Powers of this place. He was a member of Company M. 26th N.Y. Cavalry, and was stationed in St. Albans duing the raid. He was taken to the soldiers Home Hospital last December, hoping the care would help him. He soon became worse, and was a great sufferer for many weeks. His wife was with him nearly all of the time since he went to the Home.

For eight or ten years he was a postal clerk on the route from Portland to Swanton, and was one of the most efficient clerks in the service, always rating high in examinations. Ill health compelled his retiring from the service about two years ago.

"Major" was 46 years old, and was twice married. His first wife was a Miss (Frankie M.) Doty from Elmore, who died several years ago, and the present one an estimable lady from Maine. The remains were brought to Morristown, and were interred with military honors by J. M. Warner Post, G.A.R., of which he was a member, at Cadys Falls on Tuesday at 10 A.M. Rev. Dr. Booth officiated. The floral offerings were numerous and very fine.

Many members of Mt. Vernon Lodge of Masons, and a number of former railroad associates were also present to pay the last tribute of respect to their deceased brother.

Submitted by: Deanna French.