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Pinney, George W.


Age: 18, credited to Middlebury, VT
Unit(s): 26th NY CAV/VT FCAV
Service: enl 1/3/65, m/i 1/10/65, PVT, Co. M, Frontier Cavalry (aka 26th NY CAV), m/o 6/27/65

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Birth: 1847, Unknown
Death: 11/13/1899

Burial: West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
Marker/Plot: 249
Gravestone photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 38684505


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/22/1890,VT; widow Lizzie, 11/20/1899, 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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West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT

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George W. Pinney died at his home on Seymour street at about 4 o'clock on Monday morning. For a number of years past he had not been in the best of health, but it was not until last spring that he felt the necessity of retiring permanently from business. He had been confined to the house several times, but during the summer his illness took a turn for the worse and death was not unexpected. The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon, and though the day was one of the most disagreeable of the fall many were in attendance. Rev. Mr. Gooding conducted the services for the dead, and interment was in the West cemetery.

For more than a quarter of a century Mr. Pinney had been the leading village undertaker. During that time he had served in almost every home where death had called. His kindly face and gentle manners have surely lessened the poignancy of grief in many breasts, and it is a pleasant thought that his memory will be linked with the tenderest recollections of so great a number of our people.

The following is given as a short biography: He was 53 years of age and death came to him on the very spot where birth brought him to earth. He learned the carpenter's trade and later became a coffin and casket maker and then undertaker, continuing successfully in the latter business until ill health compelled his retirement from all employment a year or so ago. He was a member of Wm. P. Russell Post No. 89, G. A. R., having served in the frontier cavalry and in Co. M, 86th N. Y. Cavalry and from its inception until two years ago was quartermaster of the post. He belonged to Washington lodge, F. And A. M., and Lake Dunmore lodge No. 11, I. O. O. F. For years he was a member of the old Washington fire engine company and later of the Fairmont. He was an enthusiastic, serviceable fireman. He married Miss Lizzie M. Cheney, who with five children survive as follows: Mrs. George Bissette, of Burlington, Mrs. John Dickenson of Middlebury, John Pinney of Boston and Robert and Ernest of Middlebury.

Source: Middlebury Register, November 17, 1899.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.