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Cate, Orson A.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 24, credited to Charleston, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enl 8/8/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. K, 10th VT INF, m/o 6/22/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1838, Charleston, VT
Death: 04/24/1891

Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 119720513

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/21/1880; widow Mary A., 5/2/1891, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
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: 10th Vt. History off-site

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Tombstone

Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT

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Obituary

Death of a Veteran

Orson A. Cate, who died in this village April 24, was 53 years old and a native of Charleston, Orleans county, where his childhood days were spent. In 1862, when the Tenth Regiment of Vermont Volunteers was raised, he enlisted in Company K, which was raised at Newport, and went out to defend the stars and stripes. While on duty on the Potomac he was stricken with the ague and also while on a hard march he was sunstruck and last May he suffered from nervous prostration and convulsions by which he was gradually but surely worn out. He leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. J. S. Hamilton of 16 Main street, and one brother, with many friends to mourn his loss. He was a member of Chamberlin Post, which was well represented at the funeral Sunday. Rev. E. A. Hoyt officiated.

Source: St. Johnsbury Republican, April 30, 1891
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.