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McGaffey, Stephen R.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 28, credited to Lyndon, VT
Unit(s): 15th VT INF
Service: comn CPT, Co. G, 15th VT INF, 9/17/62 (10/8/62), resgd 1/7/63

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VITALS

Birth: 04/25/1834, Lyndon, VT
Death: 04/22/1891

Burial: Lyndon Center Cemetery, Lyndon, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 37484348

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/28/1878; widow Kate B., 6/18/1891, 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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BURIAL:

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Lyndon Center Cemetery, Lyndon, VT

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Obituary

Capt. Stephen R. McGaffey, a native of Lyndon, died at his home there Tuesday night of last week. He was a farmer in early life, residing on the Ingalls place at the Center, and afterward kept a hotel for a number of years. During the great civil war he enlisted in the Union army, was commissioned as Captain, and received injuries in the service from which he never recovered. His fellow townsmen gave many evidences of their esteem for him, one of the most marked being to elect him Representative. Col. B.B. Smalley appointed him a Deputy Collector of Customs, and stationed him at Canaan, where he remained until Collector Benedict manifested his high regard for the veteran soldier by virtually removing him because he was a Democrat. “Captain Steve” was a level-headed and kind-hearted man. As a neighbor he was always ready to do a good deed, and a poor man never asked from him a favor that was not granted. He had hosts of friends wherever he was known, and he deserved every one of them.

Source: Argus and Patriot, April 29, 1891
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.