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Cilley, Edwin H.


Age: 24, credited to Woodbury, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: drafted - enl 7/25/63, m/i 7/25/63, PVT, Co. K, 2nd VT INF, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, m/o 7/15/65 (pension: Celley)

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Birth: unknown, Calais, VT
Death: 07/02/1920

Burial: South Woodbury Cemetery, Woodbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 57767210


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/18/1867
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: None


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South Woodbury Cemetery, Woodbury, VT

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Funeral of Edwin H. Celley Held at Memorial Hall Sunday

The funeral of Edwin H. Celley, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. H. Holmes, July 2, was held at Memorial hall Sunday at 2 p.m., Mrs. Myrtle Holt officiating. Several veterans were at the funeral, representing Stowe post, No. 299, of which he was a member. He was also a member of the Washington County Veterans' Association and Green Mountain lodge, No. 68, F. And A. m. The bearers were Hiland Holmes and Howard Dailey, sons-in-law, Robert Webber and Charles Dudley, nephews of the deceased.

Edwin Celley was born in Calais May 12, 1839, the son of Moses and Lydia Dunham Celley and was one of 10 children. Only one sister survives him. He enlisted in the Civil war in Co. K, 2d Vermont regiment, on July 25, 1863, to serve three years. He was wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness, May 5, 1864, by gunshot in his right hand, crippling the hand, and by a spent ball in the right leg. He was sent to Stanton hospital Washington, D. C., about May 8, 1864, and was transferred to Sloan's hospital in Montpelier about two weeks later. He rejoined his regiment in April, 1865. He ore a gallant part in the engagements at Rappahannock Station and the Battle of the Wilderness and rendered faithful and meritorious service to his country. He received an honorable discharge at Hall's Hill, Va., on July 15, 1865.

The deceased was twice married, first to Mary Johnson in Woodbury May 4, 1861. To this union were born the following children: Martha and Mary, twins, who died in infancy; Nellie (deceased), Esther, Gardner and Nina. This wife died Sept. 9, 1891. His second marriage was to Ida McKnight at Calais, Aug. 16, 1898. She died Sept. 16, 1913.

Mr. Celley is survived by three children: Mrs. Hiland Holmes of Calais, where he made his home; Gardner E. of Woodbury and Mrs. Howard Dailey of East Calais; one sister, Mrs. Albert Hoyt of Wells River; several grandchildren and also many nieces and nephews.

Burial was made in South Woodbury cemetery by the side of his first wife.

Source: Barre Daily Times, July 9, 1920
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.