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Forbes, Lancey W.


Age: 19, credited to Middlebury, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF, 26th NY CAV/VT FCAV
Service: enl 8/30/62, m/i 10/21/62, Pvt, Co. E, 14th VT INF, m/o 7/30/63; enl 1/3/65, m/i 1/10/65, Pvt, Co. M, Frontier Cavalry (26th NY CAV), m/o 6/27/65

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Birth: 07/01/1843, Ripton, VT
Death: 04/12/1926

Burial: Case Street Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 40799283


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/23/1889, 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: None

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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Case Street Cemetery, Middlebury, VT

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Civil War Veteran Was One Of County's Most Successful Farmers

Lancey Wickliff Forbes died at his home in Case street Monday morning at 8:15 a. m., with complication of troubles at the age of 82 years, having been born in Ripton, July 1, 1843.

He was the son of William and Lomira (Abbey) Forbes. He is survived by a wife, one son, Walter J. Forbes, and one daughter, Mrs. George Mead, both of Middlebury, seven grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren; two brothers, William Forbes of Greenfield, Mich., and Frank Forbes of Sheridan, Mich.; and two sisters, Mrs. Cora M. Sumner, Belden, Mich, and Mrs. John Lewis of Lansing, Mich.

Mr. Forbes was for many years one of the prominent and successful farmers of the county, and well known and had a host of friends. He was also a Civil War veteran, having enlisted in Company E, 14th Regiment of Vermont, at Middlebury, August 30, 1862,and was mustered into service October 21, 1862, and was mustered out of service July 30, 1863.

The funeral was held at the house Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. E. W. Gould officiated. The bearers were Ralph Forbes, Elbert Forbes, Harold Forbes, and Donald Mead, grandson of the deceased, and Royal Crane and Horace Dow. Burial was in Case street cemetery.

Source: Middlebury Register, April 16, 1926.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.