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Shattuck, George W.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Woodstock, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 7/28/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. H, 11th VT INF, m/o 6/24/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1844, Hartland, VT
Death: 05/24/1875

Burial: Ascutney Cemetery, Windsor, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 104223079

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: None

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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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Ascutney Cemetery, Windsor, VT

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George W. Shattuck

The Vermont Journal, May 29, 1875

Windsor:

On Monday evening, 24th inst., a sad accident by drowning took place in Connecticut River, near the mouth of Hubbard brook. Mr. George W. Shattuck and Carlton Johnson, at about eight o'clock P. M., in a very light skiff, were fishing for eels &c., at a short distance from the shore, when, for some cause, the boat careened, and neither of the occupants being able to swim, they sprang at once and struggled for the shore. Johnson, after desperate efforts in a strong and deep current, by means that he hardly knows, finally reached the shore, and at about half past nine arrived in the village, completely exhausted. Of Shattuck he knows nothing save his last remembrance - that of his clinging to the boat - and that he was drowned there is no doubt. The alarm being given, it was deemed useless to make any effort for recovery of the body in the darkness of the night. On Tuesday morning large members of citizens began the search for the remains of the unfortunate man. The depth and roily state of the water, however, combined with the great force of the current, have prevented, up to this hour (Thursday morning), any discovery of the lodgment of the body. It is reported that the skiff and a fishing rod were found at Bellows Falls. Mr. Shattuck was an industrious and respectable citizen of this village - a member of the Congregational church in this place. He was thirty years of age and leaves a wife and one child, and they have the lively sympathies of the people.

Courtesy of Cathy Hoyt.

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