Dwinnell, Ralph Ellinwood
Age: 26, credited to Hyde Park, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF
Service: enl 1/1/64, m/i 3/2/64, Pvt, Co. C, 17th VT INF, kia, Petersburg, 6/17/64
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Birth: 07/11/1837, Johnson, VT
Burial: City Point National Cemetery, Hopewell, VA
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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Cenotaph: Village Cemetery, Hyde Park, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 45191585
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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City Point National Cemetery, VA
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Cenotaph in Village Cemetery, Hyde Park, VT
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Source: Lamoille Newsdealer: August 10, 1864
Killed near Petersburgh, Va. June 17th, Ralph E. Dwinnell, aged 27 years
Ralph enlisted as a private, from this town in Co. C, 17th Vt. Regiment, leaving his home and friends, full of courage and patriotism; but alas, how soon has been called from the field of his usefulness to that "bourne from whence no traveler returns" His early death is a sad blow to his widowed mother, brother and sister, but they have this consolation --- he died nobly serving for liberty and freedom --- and was much loved by his comrades, who deeply miss him. Captain Kenfield thus writes his afflicted mother: "Ralph was a good soldier, brave in battle, and we deeply feel his loss". Sergt. Raymond says of him: "We miss Ralph very much. He was ever ready to oblige and very kind to all.He was brave in battle always seen in the foremost ranks." Thus has another of Vermont's brave sons fallen on the altar of liberty, and though on earth we shall see him no more, his influence still lives and in God's own time, we shall meet him again.
Funeral service at the church in this village Aug. 21, at 1 o'clock.
Contributed by Deanna French.