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Shaw, William B.


Age: 27, credited to Wallingford, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/19/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. K, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63

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Birth: 10/08/1834, Wallingford, VT
Death: 02/16/1879

Burial: Green Hill Cemetery, Wallingford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 58949198


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
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: See Benedict's Army Life in Virginia


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Green Hill Cemetery, Wallingford, VT

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Wiliam B. Shaw

Rutland Daily Herald & Globe, Feb. 21, 1879:

It is with sadness we chronicle the death of William B. Shaw, who died on Sunday evening, Feb. 16, 1879, at Wallingford. He was born in Wallingford, October 8, 1834. The greater part of his life has been spent in the town of his nativity, with the exception of a few years of his youth that he lived with his [illegible] in Boston, Mass., and some two years or more that he resided in La Cross, Wis., then a frontier town in the West. On the 8th of November, 1859, he was joined in marriage to Hattie E., daughter of the late Isaac B. Munson, Esq., who survives him. He was a member of Co. K., Twelfth Vermont regiment, and accompanied that regiment to the field as a private soldier. Soon after the arrival of the regiment in Virginia, he was promoted to the quartermaster's department and served faithfully until his regiment was mustered out of the service at the close of the Gettysburgh campaign. About two years ago he was attacked with paralysis and has been an invalid ever since, slowly but surely sinking to the grave, but never once giving up hope of ultimate recovery. His funeral occurred on Wednesday p.m., Rev. S.H. Archibald officiating, and at the close of that winter day his remains were followed to Green Hill cemetery by kind and sympathizing friends who kindly laid him in the cold grave, with the beautiful snow as his mantle, and the cool breeze that swept down from the mountain, his requiem and dirge. [Illegible] the [illegible] who was a kind husband and friend, who always had a pleasant word for all, [illegible] peacefully until the dawning of that day when all shall be summoned to a [illegible] account. J.C.W [?]

Wallingford, Feb. 20.

Courtesy of Jennifer Snoots.