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Pierce, William Ward
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 25, credited to Londonderry, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 9/3/61, m/i 9/21/61, PVT, Co. I, 4th VT INF, reen 12/15/63, pr CPL 2/25/62, pr SGT 6/28/62, comn 1LT, Co. D, 5/5/64 (6/11/64), wdd, Fredericksburg, 12/13/62, tr to Co. B, 2/25/65, pow, 9/4/62, prld, 9/5/62, pow, Weldon Railroad, 6/23/64, prld, 12/13/64, m/o 7/13/65, as 1LT, Co. B

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VITALS
Birth: abt 1836, Londonderry, VT
Death: 01/06/1891

Burial: Rest Haven Cemetery, Londonderry, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 18425845
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: MHI off-site
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(State digraphs will show that this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldier's home)

Remarks: None
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BURIAL:
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Rest Haven Cemetery, Londonderry, VT

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Obituary

Rutland Herald, 7 Jan., 1891

William W. Pierce, one of Londonderry's most prominent citizens, died recently after a short illness, 6 Jan., 1891. He was a son of Rev. S. Pierce and was born on the farm on which his brother Josiah now lives. He joined the Fourth Vermont Infantry when it was mustered into service, September 2, 1861. He re-enlisted in 1863 and served to the end of the war. He was wounded at Fredericksburg and taken prisoner at Petersburg. He languished in southern prisons for nearly seven months and during that time lay unconscious three weeks from yellow fever. In 1866 he returned home and married Miss Lizzie A. Stone and has since resided in that town.

Contributed by Linda Welch, Dartmouth College.