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Gates, Salmon K.


Age: 36, credited to Castleton, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF, 17th VT INF
Service: enl 9/3/62, m/i 10/21/62, SGT, Co. F, 14th VT INF, m/o 7/30/63; enl 9/7/63, m/i 4/12/64, 1SGT, Co. I, 17th VT INF, wdd, Poplar Spring Church, 9/30/64, pow, Poplar Spring Church, 9/30/64, d/prison 10/3/64

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Birth: 1826, Castleton, VT
Death: 10/03/1864

Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Castleton, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/15/1865
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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Cenotaph at HillsideCemetery, Castleton, VT

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


Sergt. D. W. Cough, of co. F, 17th Regt., now at 1st Div. Hospital, Annapolis, reports by letter that Sergt. Salmon K. Gates, of Co. I, 17th regt., died October 7th, at the Confederate Hospital, Petersburgh, from the effects of a wound through the thigh, breaking he bone, and mortification following. This is in reply to communication from Gen. Washburn's office, of 5th inst., enclosing letter from Mrs. Gates of Castleton, Vt., which is answered.

Source: Burlington Daily Times, December 30, 1864.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.