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Dunn, William

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 23, credited to Charlotte, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF
Service: enl 1/5/64, m/i 1/5/64, PVT, Co. B, 17th VT INF, m/o 7/14/65

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VITALS

Birth: 07/1841, Burlington, VT
Death: 05/29/1902

Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: E-158
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, application date
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

St. Joseph Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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Obituary

OFFICER DUNN DEAD; WAS A VETERAN OF THE WAR, FOR MANY YEARS ON THE POLICE FORCE

Officer William Dunn died at his home on Champlain street at 7:30 o'clock Thursday night after a years illness with Bright's disease, having been confined to his bed for the last seven months. Mr. Dunn was 60 years of age, having been born in this city in July, 1841, a son of Patrick and Annie Dunn.

Here he spent practically all of his life. For a time he was employed in the lumber yards, and later, for four years, was messenger at the customs house. For the last nine years, he has been on the city police force, part of the time as a special, and part as a regular officer.

Mr. Dunn enlisted and was mustered into service Jan. 5, 1864, being mustered out in July of the following year. He was a member of Company B., and his war record is a most creditable one, considered one of the bravest and most gallant soldiers of the 17th Vermont regiment. He was a member of the G.A.R., and color bearer for Stannard Post.

Mr. Dunn was married in 1860 to Miss Bridget Moran of this city. She died several years since, and he is survived by three sons, Thomas, and Frank of Boston, and Stephen of Philadelphia, besides two daughters, Misses Margaret and Elizabeth Dunn of this city.

Source: Weekly Free Press, June 5, 1902

The funeral of officer William Dunn was held from St. Mary's Cathedral Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by J. S. Gillis. The members of Stannard Post. No. 2, G.A.R. attended the services in a body, as did St. Mary's Benevolent Association, the deceased being a member of both organizations. There was a large number of beautiful floral tributes. The interment was in St. Joseph's cemetery, the bearers being three members of the Benevolent Association, and three of the G.A.R. men.

Source: Burlington Weekly Free Press, June 5, 1902
Courtesy of Deanna French

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