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McWain, Edgar W.


Age: 23, credited to Rochester, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 8/28/62, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. E, 4th VT INF, pr CPL 2/29/64, m/o 9/30/64

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Birth: 1838, Pittsfield, VT
Death: 01/08/1917

Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Rochester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Joe Schenkman
Findagrave Memorial #: 107477280


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/12/1889, 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


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Woodlawn Cemetery, Rochester, VT

Check the cemetery for location/directions and other veterans who may be buried there.

G.A.R. Post photograph

See H. A. Eaton G.A.R. Post No. #38 for details

(Courtesy of Nancy A. Brown, 2nd great-grandniece of Charles Martin)


Death of E. W. McWain

The people of Rochester were greatly shocked and saddened Monday evening when the news came that Edgar W. McWain had dropped dead about 8 o'clock. He had been to the post office for his mail, came home and sat down to read his paper, and died immediately. It was not known that he was troubled with heart weakness and when he left the house he appeared in his usual health.

He was born in August 1838, enlisted in the Fourth Vermont Regiment Volunteers in the fall of 1861, served until October 1864, was in twenty battles, and a brave soldier. He was always prominent in G.A.R. circles and served as Post commander of Col. H. A. Eaton post many years.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Alva Davis, of Marshfield, two grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Harriet Wheeler, of Marshfield.

Source: Bethel Courier, January 11, 1917
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.