Rockwell, William T.
Age: 18, credited to Newport, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 3/13/65, m/i 3/15/65, Pvt, Co. E, 9th VT INF, tr to Co. B, 6/13/65, m/o 12/1/65
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Birth: 11/02/1850, Middletown Springs, VT
Burial: Soldiers Park Cemetery, Tilton, NH
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
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)
Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.
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Soldiers Home Park Cemetery, Tilton, NH
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A telegram has been received announcing the death of William T. Rockwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Anson Rockwell, of this place. Mr. Rockwell had been in poor health for several years, and his death occurred at the Soldiers Home in Tilton, N.H.
At the breaking out of the Civil War he was attending school at Westfield, and although only fourteen years of age, walked to Hyde Park and enlisted.
After his return from the war he learned the showmakers trade, becoming very proficient, and held some excellent positions.
Mr. Rockwell leaves a wife, a father and mother, and ten brothers and sisters. This is the first break in the family, of which Mr. Rockwell was the oldest child.
Source: Orleans County Monitor, Oct. 8, 1906
Courtesy of Deanna French.