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Conway, Michael


Age: 23, credited to Moretown, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/7/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. D, 2nd VT INF, WGNR, reen 1/31/64, m/o 7/15/65

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Birth: abt 1838, Northfield, VT
Death: 02/05/1914

Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery, Duxbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
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, widow Ellen M., 3/18/1914, 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: 1890 - Living in Moretown, VT


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Holy Cross Cemetery, Duxbury, VT

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Michael Conway Served in Many Battles of Civil War

Waterbury, Feb. 5. - Michael Conway died this morning at 3 o'clock, following a long illness with hardening of the arteries. During the past few weeks his condition was thought to be more comfortable, and the end came like passing into slumber.

Mr. Conway was born in Northfield in August, 1837, the son of Morris and Bridget (McCarthy) Conway, and he spent his early years there, moving to Moretown when a boy. He was married on October 27, 1868, to Ellen Collins of Montpelier.

He was a veteran of the Civil war and had a long war record. He first enlisted on May 7, 1861 and was mustered in as a private in the old Dillingham, or Co. D, of the Vermont volunteers. He was honorably discharged at Brandy Station, Va., but re-enlisted on January 31, 1864, being mustered in as a wagoner. Among the battles in which he participated were Bull Run, Lee's Mills, Golding's Farm, Savage Station, White Oak Swamp, Chancellor Station, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, The Wilderness, and Rappahannock Station. He was discharged from the service on July 20, 1865, at Burlington.

During the war Mr. Conway contracted typhoid fever and was in a hospital for many weeks, and he also was slightly injured at Brandy Station, when a heavy wagon ran over one foot.

Mr. Conway leaves his widow, and three children: Morris Conway, Mrs. W. P. Gleason and John F. Conway, all of who reside in Moretown.

The funeral will be held from St. Andrew's church Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock and interment will be in the Catholic cemetery at Duxbury.

Source: Barre Daily Times, February 5, 1914.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.