Age: 19, credited to Middletown Springs, VTVITALS
Birth: abt 1842, Middletown Springs, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
East Cemetery, Meriden, CT
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The Boys of Middletown
To WILLIAM SCHOLLAR is due the credit of being the first man who enlisted from this town in the war of 1861. He enlisted in Company E., of the 1st Reg. of Vt. Vols, for three months, and served out his time, and afterwards enlisted in Harris' light Cavalry, an organization gotten up in the State of New York. After several months service in this Cavalry organization, his health failed, and he received an honorable discharge. He returned home, regained his health, and in '63 enlisted in to the 10th Vt. Reg., in which he served to the close of the war. He held the office of sergeant in company C, 10th Vt., and was a faithful soldier.
The next to enlist from Middletown were FRANK CARRIGAN and MERRITT PERHAM, in the 2d Vt. Reg., which was mustered into service June 20, 1861. Carrigan, after serving a while, was found missing, and was never heard of since. It is supposed that he is dead. Perham served his time out (3 years), and re-enlisted into the 7th Vt., and served until the end of the war.
MARTIN VAN BUREN WOODWORTH, son of John Woodworth born March 4, 1841, enlisted in a New York regiment in the early part of the war. He was wounded by a shell, near Petersburgh, Va., Dec. 13, 1862, and died the 29th of the same month. Martin, when a boy, was awkward and ungainly in his appearance, but as he approached manhood he seemed rapidly to develop a more than ordinary intellectual capacity, and good traits of character. He was, really, at the time of his enlistment, a promising young man. His father was poor, had a large family, and of course was able to do but little by way of educating his children; but some of them have "made their mark" in spite of pecuniary embarrassments, and we had every reason to suppose that Martin would, if he had been spared, but he was sacrificed with others to save the nation.
Stephen A. Griswold, Edwin Higgins, Samuel Buxton, Harvey Guilder enlisted into the 7th Vt, which regiment was mustered into service Feb. 12, '62. Stephen A. Griswold died at Pensacola, Florida Nov. 3, '62 of fever. He was a very strong, muscular young man, but had the measles after he enlisted, and before he was mustered in, took cold, and was thought by his friends was never well afterwards, though he performed good service as a soldier until a short time before his death. He was the only son of the widow of David Griswold, on whom she doubtless relied for support in her declining years. Edwin Higgins, of the same regiment, died in New Orleans. We have not the date of death, but it was after Griswold died, and while he Higgins, was in the service. He was the oldest son of Orrin Higgins, who served in the 10th Vt. Regiment. Buxton and Guilder served to the end of the war, and were honorably discharged.
Hemenway's Historical Gazetteer, 1877, iii:842
Submitted By: Deanna French.