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Potter, William H.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 28, credited to Waterville, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 7/21/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. D, 11th VT INF, d/dis 12/2/63 (inflammation of brain)

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1834, Waterville, VT
Death: 12/02/1863

Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
Marker/Plot: 13/11110
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Andrew Melcher
Findagrave Memorial #: 32451195

MORE INFORMATION

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: Originally buried in Harmony Cemetery, DC, removed to Arlington National FY1868

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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Arlington National Cemetery, VA

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Obituary

FROM THE 11TH REGIMENT
Mortality of the 1st Vermont Artillery, from the 1st of September, 1862 to the 13th of March,

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 the disease, and the date of their death.
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William H. Potter, (Btry) D, aged 28 inflammation of the brain -- buried at Soldiers Home, Dec. 7
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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 is a pretty large amount of sickness and death in so short of time; and it seems that thus it is. I have been connected with the hospital department all the time, with an exception of a few weeks. We have things very convenient at present, so that the sick are, and can be well taken care of, and I think they do have all done for them that can be for the place.

Yours &C.
W. J. Cheney

Lamoille Newsdealer, March 30, 1864
Courtesy of Deanna French

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