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28th New York Infantry Regiment
Niagara Rifles; Scott Life Guard
William B. Gillespie

At the age of 23, William Gillespie enlisted in Company H, 28th NY at Monticello, Sullivan County, NY. He served with the regiment through to 19th Mar. 1863, at which time he was dishonorably discharged; however, details of why he was discharged are currently unknown. He is not believed to have reenlisted.
He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Bethel, Sullivan County, NY.
The inscription on his headstone reads:
Co. H. 28th Reg. N.Y.V.
May 30, 1838
June 28, 1896
Also buried there are a number of his family members, however the relationship is unknown:
A. J. G.
Evergreen Cemetery is mid-size and nicely kept. The Gillespie plot is located about eight rows in from the right side of the road that goes in to the cemetery. The road loops through the cemetery and the Gillespie plot is to the far right of the cemetery as one stands facing it from the road.
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