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Caderit, Joseph


Age: 18, credited to North Hero, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: Substitute - enl 8/3/63, m/i 8/3/63, PVT, Co. C, 2nd VT INF, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, wdd, 5/12/64, m/o 7/15/65

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Birth: 11/11/1847, Grand Isle, VT
Death: 02/14/1938

Burial: St. Peters Cemetery, Plattsburgh, NY
Marker/Plot: CN2
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/10/1866
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: IL, WI
(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: aka Joseph Cadrette


Great Grandfather of Kevin Dunn, East Machias, ME

Great Grandfather of Debby Lee Lambert, Tucson, AZ

Great Grandfather of Bob Cadrette, Montgomery, AL

Great Grandfather of Frank Sancibrian, Longs, SC

Great Grandfather of Kermit Cadrette, Rome, NY

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St. Peters Cemetery, Plattsburgh, NY

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On February 14, 1938, Plattsburgh, Clinton County, and Northern New York were saddened to learn of the passing of one of its most esteemed residents, Joseph Caderat, who was in his 91st year. He was one of the two remaining Civil War veterans in Clinton County.

Joseph Caderat was born at Grand Isle, VT, November 20, 1847, and spent the early years of his life there. When President Abraham Lincoln sent out his call for volunteers, Joseph Caderat enlisted, the youngest of 3 brothers to answer the call for the salvation of the Union, on the same day. He joined the 2nd Regiment of Volunteers on August 3, 1863.

He saw active service with the Union Army at the Battle of the Wilderness, the Battle of Bull Run and at Gettysburg, besides action in several other campaigns. He was wounded 4 times and on July 15, 1865, he was discharged by War Department orders.

In 1873, he was married to the late Eleanor Langlois (Longway) of Malone, and settled in Richmond, VT, where they operated a farm. Later, with their children, they moved to Chazy Lake, NY, where Mr. Caderat contracted with the Chateaugay Ore and Iron Company for railroad ties. Later, when the Delaware and Hudson Railroad Company purchased the C. O. and I. Co., he contracted with the railroad company for lumber until 1918, when he retired from active work.

He made hundreds of friends while at Chazy Lake and was not known to have an enemy. He was always kind and charitable to his employees, and at times he had 60 or more men working for him. He would go out of his way to do a little kindness for some person who needed help. When he retired, his employees missed him greatly, as he always treated them with fairness, and if they needed something extra, he was ready to help them with every means at his command.

Following the death of his wife in 1928, he sold his property at Chazy Lake and moved to Plattsburgh to live with his daughter, Mrs. Emma Duchenes at 22 Johnson Avenue. He was active and in excellent health until 2 years ago, but was not seriously ill until three weeks before his death.

He was a possessor of a great memory and loved to tell of the Civil War days when the country was building and expanding. He was active in all G. A. R. work until 2 years ago and was a familiar figure to the residents of Plattsburgh at all functions where the Grand Army was present.

He was seriously ill for only 3 weeks and passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Duchenes at 3:40 pm, on February 14, 1838.

Besides the daughter with whom he lived, he is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Louis R. James of Grevett, AK; 4 sons, Joseph, Jr., of Champlain, Fred of Rome, NY; Burt of Burlington, VT; and William of Hudson Falls; 1 brother, John, of Cadyville; 1 sister, Mrs. Mary Donah of Chateaugay; 22 grandchildren, and 30 great grandchildren. Two other sons are now dead, were World War veterans.

Full military services were conducted on February 16th. Rev. Father J. H. A. Bahand, pastor of Our Lady of Victory Church, celebrating the requiem mass in the church at 9 o'clock. The interment was in St. Peter's Cemetery, where a firing squad from the 26th Infantry fired 3 volleys over the grave. A bugle sounded taps as the flag-draped coffin was being lowered into the grave.

The services were largely attended, showing the esteem in which Mr. Caderet was held by his many friends.

Source: Plattsburgh Daily Republican, February 25, 1938..
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.