Myers, Winslow S.
Age: 31, credited to Wilmington, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF, 49th USCI
Service: substitute - enl 7/24/63, m/i 7/24/63, PVT, Co. D, 6th VT INF, tr to Co. I 10/16/64, disch 12/28/64 for pr as 2LT, Co. G, 49th US CLRD INF
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Birth: 09/31/1831, Whitingham, VT
Burial: Odd Fellows Cemetery, The Dalles, OR
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Hackett
Findagrave Memorial #: 15669991
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Odd Fellows Cemetery, The Dalles, OR
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June 21, 1905
The Dalles, OR., June 20 - (Special)
W.S. Myers, a well-known resident of The Dalles, died at his home in this city today after a prolonged illness. Mr. Myers was born in Readsboro, Vt., Sept. 23, 1831, and was reared in his native state. He received his education in the common schools and at Mount Caesar Seminary at Swansea, N.H., afterward studying law and being admitted to practice at the bar of Vermont in 1856. In 1857 he was married at Brattleboro, Vt., to Miss Mary A. Scott, who survives him.
In 1863, Mr. Myers enlisted as a private in Company D, Vermont Volunteers, later being assigned to Company I, Sixth Vermont Regiment. He served in action at the battles of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Fort Stevens, Winchester, Charleston, Cedar Creek and others, and in 1864 rose to the rank of Lieutenant. After the close of the war, Mr. Myers returned to Vermont making his home at Bellows Falls, and in 1874 moved to California. In April 1879 he came with his family to The Dalles, where he had since resided. He was an enthusiastic Mason, being a prominent member of the local order. Besides his widow, Mr. Myers leaves a daughter, Mrs. G. C. Eschelman, of Portland.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.