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Sleight, Alexander

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 19, credited to Fair Haven, VT
Unit(s): 87th NY INF, 16th WV INF
Service: enl, Dresden, 10/21/61, m/i, Corp., Co. A, 87th NY INF, 11/13/61, pow, 8/28/62, prld, Manassas, 9/3/62, m/o 4/6/63; enl, Washington, 9/30/62, Pvt, Co. C, 16th WV INF, m/o 6/10/63, Washington, DC

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VITALS

Birth: 05/23/1843, Dresden, NY
Death: 10/23/1924

Burial: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Fair Haven, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: John Arsenault
Findagrave Memorial #: 62537406

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/23/1892, NY; widow Josephine A., 11/8/1924, 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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Cedar Grove Cemetery, Fair Haven, VT

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Obituary

Death of Civil War Veteran

Alexander Sleight died Thursday at his home on Washington street. He was born in Dresden, N. Y., May 23, 1843. He was a veteran of the Civil war, being a member of the 87th New York regiment. He had resided in Fair Haven for the past 11 years, coming from West Haven where he conducted a farm for a number of years. Mr. Sleight is survived by his wife, one brother, James F. Sleight of Arizona, two sisters, May and Roxy Sleight of Saratoga, N. Y. The funeral service will be held Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock at his home. Burial will be in Cedar Grove cemetery.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, October 24, 1924
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.