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Wallace, Joseph


Age: 24, credited to Unknown
Unit(s): 24th MA INF, 34th MA INF
Service: Pvt, Co. D, 34th Mass. Inf., resident Colrain; 24; farmer; enl. and must. 1/4/1864; wdd 9/19/1864, Winchester, VA; tr 6/16/65 to 24th Mass Inf., Co. A, must. out 1/20/1866

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Birth: 1835, Colrain, MA
Death: 10/23/1902

Burial: Stark Cemetery, Guilford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 9204555


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Fanny M., 12/29/1902, 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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Stark Cemetery, Guilford, VT

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Joseph Wallace and James Moriarty of Guilford were struck and instantly killed yesterday afternoon as they were leaving Greenfield, by the express train from the south. They had been in the village on business, and on their way home when the accident occurred. The bodies were thrown quite a distance, the horse carried one hundred, and killed, and the wagon ruined. The train charge of conductor Moore was halted, and the bodies taken to the station, where they were soon recognized. The crossing is a dangerous one. Down the track one can see for quite a distance, but to the north the track is not visible for any great distance. The electric signal at the crossing is frequently out of order, and fails to sound. A man who crossed the track yesterday afternoon at the crossing said the signal was not working then.

Mr. Wallace, who was about 65, leaves a widow and several children, one being Mrs. Walter Westherhead of Greenfield.

Source: Windham County Reformer, Brattleboro, Vt. Oct. 24, 1902
Courtesy of Deanna French.