Age: 32, credited to Williamstown, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enl 8/1/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. I, 10th VT INF, pr CPL 11/15/62, kia, Orange Grove (Mine Run), 11/27/63
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Birth: 10/04/1829, Chelsea, VT
Burial: Probably buried in an unmarked grave, , VA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Matilda C., 2/18/1864; minor, 8/22/1877
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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At Orange Grove, Va., Nov. 27th, Gardiner Fay, of Williamstown, Corp. In Co. I, 10th reg;t Vt. Volunteers, aged 34 years.
Mr. Fay fell mortally wounded while endeavoring to bear up the flag of his country, in his first active engagement with the enemy, and died in a few hours. But we trust he died a soldier of the Cross. He was one of my bravest men, always ready for any duty assigned him, are expressions that come from his companions in arms. May God bless the widow and the fatherless little ones.
Source: Vermont Journal, March 19, 1864
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.