Age: 18, credited to Castleton, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: enl 2/14/62, m/i 3/10/62, Pvt, Co. A, 7th VT INF, reen 2/16/64, dsrtd 9/27/64, rtnd 1/5/65, m/o 3/14/66
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Birth: 1846, Ireland
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
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)
2nd Great Granduncle of Susan Fox, Simpsonville, SC
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Calvary Cemetery, Rutland, VT
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Rutland Daily Herald, May 18, 1870:
A MAN KILLED - SHOCKINGLY MANGLED. - Just after the night express train over the Rutland and Washington Railroad had passed the residence of S. Hart Langdon, a short distance east of the Castleton station, the engineer discovered a man lying inside the rails, and immediately whistled for the brakes to be put on and the train stopped. This was done as soon as possible, but not in time to prevent the train passing over the man. As soon as the train was stopped, the train hands and others immediately went back to the place, and found the body of a man, shockingly mangled, almost past recognition, one hand being severed from the arm, and his body literally cut in two.
The body was taken up and placed in the baggage car and brought to this place. Upon the arrival of the train at the depot the body was removed, and upon examination it was found that although the lower limbs and lower part of the body were mangled and crushed, as before mentioned, yet the features were still in such a state as to be recognizable. At first no one was able to identify the body, but Mr. Bushee, the porter at the Bardwell, upon viewing the body expressed it as his opinion that it was a James Sheridan, residing in Castleton. We understand that a sister of Sheridan is now residing in Rutland, and that she has been sent for the purpose of identifying the remains, but at present writing she has not seen the body.
LATER - 2 25 A.M.
Mr. Timothy Sheridan [as written] has just come in and recognized the body as that of Timothy Sheridan, a young man about twenty-three years of age, who worked as a section man on the Rutland & Washington Railroad. He has brothers and sisters living in this town and vicinity. No case since that of Mr. Hannum has probably presented such a mangled appearance.
Contributed by Jennifer Snoots.