Age: 22, credited to Dorset, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enl 8/5/62, m/i 9/1/62, PVT, Co. C, 10th VT INF, pr CPL 9/25/63, pr SGT 7/23/64, wdd, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64, comn 2LT, 12/19/64 (1/30/65), pr 1LT, Co. F, 2/9/65 (2/20/65), m/o 6/22/65
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Birth: 05/07/1841, Ormstown, Canada East
Burial: St. Marys Cemetery, Westfield, MA
Marker/Plot: Section 4, Lot 167
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 150202537
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Catherine, 7/6/1900,MA
Portrait?: Marjorie Brazier, VHS Collections, History 10th Infantry
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
Great Grandfather of Marjorie Greer Brazier, Port Orchard, WA
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St. Marys Cemetery, Westfield, MA
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News has been received of the death in Westfield, Mass., last Thursday of Samuel Greer, formerly well known in this section, having had relatives living in North Bennington for several years. Mr. Greer served during the civil war in the 10th Vt . volunteers. After the war he was for several years road master of the western Vermont railroad, his headquarters being in North Bennington most of the time. He was considered one of the best railroad men in New England, and of late years had been connected with the New York, New Haven and Hartford road. He was 58 years of age and leaves a wife and six children. His funeral was attended Sunday afternoon.
Source: Burlington Weekly Free Press, June 21, 1900
The flag on the park square liberty pole was placed at half staff yesterday on account of the death of Samuel Greer, who was a veteran of the war of the rebellion.
Source: Springfield Republican, June 15, 1900
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.