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Jackson, William


Age: 20, credited to Castleton, VT
Unit(s): 43rd USCI
Service: enl 2/15/64, m/i, Pvt, 43rd US CLRD INF, 2/15/64, dsrtd 6/24/64, before Petersburg (5' 6" Black eyes, Black hair, Black complexion; farmer)

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Birth: About 1844, Fulton, NY
Death: 05/02/1903

Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Castleton, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jen Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 145335772


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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: Not to be confused with the following:
There was a William Jackson credited to Shaftsbury who enlisted in the 45th US CLRD INF 8/22/64, but full military records (CMSR) indicate name not taken up on rolls of any company.
There was also a William Jackson credited to Shaftsbury who enlisted in the 54th MA INF 12/19/63, but full military records (CMSR) indicate not taken up on muster rolls of regiment.


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Hillside Cemetery, Castleton, VT

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William Jackson, a colored man living at Castleton, was run over by a wagon loaded with lumber and instantly killed about 8 o'clock Saturday morning at a place known as "Reed Hollow", about one mile east of West Rutland. Mr. Jackson was on his way to this city with the lumber, accompanied by another colored man. As he was passing through the hollow he fell from the load and one wheel passed over his head, crushing his skull in a horrible manner. The young man who was with him was badly frightened and drove on, leaving the body in the road. Conductor Edmonds of the electric car line saw the body and notified the authorities at West Rutland. Selectman Roger Dwyer of the town of West Rutland took charge of the body until Constable Carl E. Beach arrived with an undertaker from Castleton. Mr. Jackson was 63 years of age. The funeral was held at Castleton yesterday afternoon.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, May 4, 1903
ontributed by Jennifer Snoots.

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