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Cota, Michael


Age: 20, credited to Warren, VT
Unit(s): 22nd NY INF, 3rd RI CAV
Service: enl, Glens Falls, 5/8/61, m/i, Pvt, Co. F, 22nd NY INF, 6/6/61, m/o 6/19/63, Albany, NY; enl 9/12/63, Pvt, Co. A, 3rd RI CAV, m/o 11/29/65 (enl as Joseph M. Side in both units)

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Birth: 1834, Canada
Death: 04/18/1916

Burial: Warren Cemetery, Warren, VT
Gravestone photographer: Stephen R. Payne
Findagrave Memorial #: 115288094


Alias?: Side, Joseph M.
Pension?: Yes, 10/1/1875; both units, real name and alias
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: Died in Waterbury Asylum.


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Warren Cemetery, Warren, VT

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Michael Cota, Veteran of the Civil War, Died at Age of 82.

Michael Cota, a former resident, died in Waterbury asylum and was buried beside his wife in Warren on Thursday, Rev. Isaac Mellor, pastor of the M.E. church, officiating. Mr. Cota was a member of the third Rhode Island cavalry, but for the last 40 years had been confined to Brattleboro and Waterbury asylums. He was 82 years of age. His wife died five years ago. Z.H. McAllister acted as his guardian. He is survived by five children; George I. Cota, Fred Cota, Mrs. Ethel Miller of South Fayston, Mrs. Mathilda Brown and Miss Nellie Cota of Warren.

Source: Barre Times, April 25, 1916
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.