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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
Death: 04/10/1863

Burial: South End Cemetery, Isle La Motte, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 21859894


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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)

Remarks: None

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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South End Cemetery, Isle La Motte, VT

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Vermont Officers Reunion Society Collection
Courtesy Vermont Historical Society


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.

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