Blakely, Silas S.
Age: 39, credited to Vershire, 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, Pvt, Co. F, Frontier Cavalry (26th NY CAV), m/o 6/27/65
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Birth: 04/04/1823, Deerfield, MA
Burial: West Hill Cemetery, Chelsea, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 106918400
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/16/1887, VT
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)
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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West Hill Cemetery, Chelsea, VT
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Silas S. Blakely died Feb. 8th at the home of Alonzo Spooner on Christian Hill, where he lived most of the time for the past few years. He was born April 4, 1823, at Deerfield, Mass., and is survived by his sister, Miss Fannie Blakely, and a daughter, Miss Ella Blakely. Funeral services were held Saturday, Rev. J. Wesley Miller officiating, and the interment was in Chelsea, Vt. The cause of his death was chronic gastro-enteritis in chief, and as contributing, troubles caused by service in the Civil war.
Source: Herald and News, February 15, 1906.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.