Age: 21, credited to Chester, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF
Service: enl 3/31/64, m/i 4/12/64, Pvt, Co. H, 17th VT INF, tr to Co. B, 4/17/64, m/o 7/14/65
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Birth: 1843, County Waterford, Ireland
Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 22949826
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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St. Joseph Cemetery, Burlington, VT
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"William Powers, a veteran of the Civil War and for 36 years an employee of the Burlington Light and Power Company, died yesterday morning at his home on North Champlain Street [Burlington] after a lingering illness extending over several years. The funeral will be held from St. Mary's Cathedral tomorrow morning at nine o'clock with burial in St. Joseph's Cemetery." Mr. Powers was born in Ireland 79 years ago, but came to this country when eight years of age and for more than 50 years has been a resident of this city. During his life time he was identified with the volunteer fire department and for several years an assistant chief." "As soon as he was old enough he enlisted in Company B of the 17th Vermont Infantry and was soon promoted to Corporal for gallantry in action. In the Battle of Petersburg, when color bearer, he went far in advance of the line at the charge and when the other color bearer was shot, came back with both colors. While in the Army he participated in the Battle of the Wilderness, Petersburg, Spottslyvania, and a number of others." " The deceased is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Edward Tully, and Mrs. Margaret Kennedy, both of this city and four child- ren. They are William, Katherine and John of this city and Joseph of Panama. Mr.Powers was a member of the Stannard Post GAR and of St. Mary's Benevolent Society."
Military Information on William Powers. POWERS, William, Enlisted, 31 March 1864 in the 17th. Regiment, Vermont Infantry; mustered in, 12 April 1864; assigned to CO. H; transferred to CO. B, 17 April 1864; promoted Corporal 1865; mustered out, 14 June 1865.
Source: Burlington [VT] Free Press, 3 Nov. 1910, p. 8. Revised Roster, p. 580.
Note: Burlington's St. Joseph Cemetery became Mt. Calvary Cemetery after 1940.
Contributed by Ken St. Germain