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Doc:

You may already have this information; if so, this may only confirm what you know.

William Cone - residence Charlotte, Maine / 1840 Federal Census

enlisted "Maine Regiment" 21 August 1862

US National Archives Civil War Service Records - William Cone 1 Maine Heavy Artillery Company K  (Box 543 Extraction 4 Record 3381)

Widow Lydia Cone Pension Application #49751, Certificate#72656 (date illegible, but appears to be 186*)(William Cone - 1st Maine HA)

There are two entries for William Cone at Arlington, one listed as 1ME HA, and one with no unit designation, but matching death date, 15 Feb 1864.

It is a certainty that Brother Cone served with the Maine Artillery. Since he lies with other Maine Men, I would say that a mistake was made.  It may be possible to correct this, and place another marker. Whether or not the VA will undertake this is a question, and whether or not they would let the family pay and place a new marker is another, as I do not know Arlington's policy.  An intriguing prospect.

yr obt svt,

JDC Duncan

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