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Dow, Charles W.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Ludlow, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF, 26th NY CAV, 1st MA CAV, VRC
Service: enl 8/16/61, m/i 9/21/61, Pvt, Co. C, 4th VT INF, pow 5/4/63; prld 8/29/63, wdd, Salem Heights, 5/4/63, tr to Co. A, 6th VRC 6/15/64; m/o 10/5/64; enl, Amesbury Mills, MA, 12/30/64, m/i, Pvt, Co. E, 1st Btln CAV, m/o 6/30/65 (aka 26th NY CAV?)

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1840, Salisbury, MA
Death: Before 04/06/1888


MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/10/1874; widow Mary E., 4/6/1888, MA
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: Is he the Charles Dow who died in Boston, 11/3/1880? (Mass. VR)

Webmaster's Note: After the Saint Albans Raid on October 19, 1864, Vermont raised two companies of cavalry to help guard the Canadian border; there were known as Frontier Cavalry, Companies F and M, but technically they were part of the 26th New York Cavalry.


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