Fleury, William D.
Age: 19, credited to Isle La Motte, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF, 1st USSS
Service: enl 9/17/61, m/i 9/17/61, Pvt, Co. F, 1st USSS, disch by reason of being a minor 2/5/62, SOWD; comn 2LT, Co. K, 11th VT INF, 8/15/62 (9/3/62), pr 1LT, 3/29/63 (4/8/63), d/dis 4/10/63 (intestinal hemorrhage, or inflammation of the bowels)
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Birth: 04/20/1842, Isle La Motte, VT
Burial: South End Cemetery, Isle La Motte, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 21859894
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
Portrait?: VHS Collections
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)
Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career
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At his post Fort Totten, D.C., on Friday, April 10th, 1863, 1st Lieut. W.D. Fleury, of Grand Isle County, Vt., of the 1st Artillery, 11th Vt. Vols.
His warm heart and genial manners made every man his friend. He possessed a singularly brilliant mind. We loved him and had high hopes for him. But he is laid low - another sacrifice to the noble cause in which he so early enlisted. His parents were with him when he died, and bore him to their sad home. The regiment follow them in deep sympathy, and will long remember their lamented son, as a true gentleman, a most efficient officer, and a devoted patriot.
Source: Burlington Free Press, April 24, 1863
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.
From the 11th Regiment
Mortality of the 1st Vt. Artillery, from the 1st of September, 1862 to the 13th of March, 1864.
March, 18th, 1864-----
Mr. Editor:-- Below is a record of all the deaths, that have occurred since the time above stated, with the exception of a few cases of varioloid, which have not been sent to us from General Hospital as yet. I will give their names and age, with their diseases and the date of their death:--
Lieut. Wm. D. Fleury, K, aged 20, of intestinal hemorrhage, -- sent home April 10, 1863.
The above is a true record of all that have died in our hospital, as before stated, making in all, ninety-three cases in one year and a half. Perhaps some may think this a pretty large amount of sickness and death in so short a time; but it seems that thus it is. I have been connected with the hospital department all the time, with the exception of a few weeks. We have things very convenient at present, so that the sick are, or can be, well taken care of; and I think that they do have all done for them that can be, for the place.
Yours &c., W. J. Cheney.
Source: Lamoille Newsdealer, 30 Mar 1864.
Courtesy of Deanna French