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Craigue, Azro


Age: 34, credited to Weathersfield, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enl 8/7/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. H, 10th VT INF, d/dis 6/21/64 (congestion), City Point Hosp

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Birth: 1828, Troy, VT
Death: 06/21/1864

Burial: City Point National Cemetery, Hopewell, VA
Marker/Plot: E/1585
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

Cenotaph: Cavendish Village Cemetery, Cavendish, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 84693301


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Mary M., 12/6/1864
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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City Point National Cemetery, VA

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Cenotaph at Cavendish Village Cemetery, Cavendish, VT

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The Vermont Journal, September 17, 1864

In Hospital, at City Point, Va., June 21st, of congestion of the lungs, induced by exposure and fatigue of battle and the march from the "Wilderness" to the "Front" at Petersburg, Private Azro Craigue, of Weathersfield, a member of Co. H, 10th Regiment, Vt. Vols., and son of Saxon A. Craigue, of Cavendish, aged 36 years.

It is the duty of the living to make a record of the patriotic dead, and in the death of Mr. Craigue another is added to the list of thousands who have suffered and died that our country and government might live. He enlisted from patriotic motives, - went with his regiment, in 1862, to the field of duty, - participated in all the battles wherein his regiment was engaged, from that of the "Wilderness," under Gen. Grant, till the attack on Petersburg; and while his comrades fell around him, he escaped unharmed. But at length, worn down by constant work, was sent to the hospital, and died. He leaves a wife, Mary M. (Spafford) Craigue who impelled by the same noble principles as himself, since his enlistment has devoted her whole time to the care of the sick and wounded Union soldiers in the hospital at Annapolis, Md.

A few days before his death, he wrote her from the battlefield near Cold Harbor, and said: If I fall, I trust I shall be one of a Liberty-Tower that will arise as a beacon light to guide the world to freedom. Immortal they shall be, though they lie in unknown graves.

And now that soldier sleeps in an "unknown grave," but the memory of such men is immortal. May the living profit by his example, and his friends not grieve as they who mourn and cannot be comforted. - Comm.

Contributed by Cathy Hoyt.