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Craigue, Nelson Francis


Age: 0, credited to Unknown
Unit(s): 4th WI CAV
Service: enl, Boston, MA, 7/10/61, m/i, CPL, Co. F, 4th WI CAV, 7/10/61, pr SGT, comn 2LT 1/11/62, pr MAJ 5/24/64, pr LTCOL 1/6/65, pr COL, not mustered, 11/9/65, m/o 5/28/66

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Birth: 1835, Unknown
Death: 1916

Burial: Greenbush Cemetery, Weathersfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 117311725


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/13/1867, VT; widow Jane S., 2/23/1916, 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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Greenbush Cemetery, Weathersfield, VT

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Nelson F. Craigue

The Vermont Journal, April 30, 1926


Mrs Jane Spafford Craigue, who died on April 22nd in Evanston, Ill. Was born Dec. 12, 1838, in "Greenbush" Weathersfield, the daughter of John and Marianne Hemenway Spafford. She had two brothers, both Civil War Veterans, Lieut. Joseph Spafford who died April 25, 1866, and Dr. George Spafford, who died June 18, 1906; both of these brothers were in the battle of Gettysburg, her brother, Joseph, leading the famous attack that turned the tide of battle in favor of the Union forces.

In July, 1863, she was married to Col. Nelson F. Craigue , also of Weathersfield. He served all through the Civil War. After the close of the war Col. And Mrs. Craigue made their home for a few years in Marshalltown, Iowa, where one son, Joseph Spafford Craigue, was born to herm.

They lived for a few years In Allouez, Mich, where a daughter, Mabel Frances, now Mrs. John Pollock of Evanston, was born.

In the summer of 1887 Col. And Mrs. Craigue came back to Greenbush where they made their home until 10 years ago, when Col. Craigue died. Since then she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Pollock, in Evanston, Ill. On March 25, she fractured her hip from which injury she never recovered.

Contributed by Cathy Hoyt.