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Snell, William LaSalle


Age: 20, credited to Derby, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: enl 10/3/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. D, 6th VT INF, reen 12/16/63, pr CPL, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, tr to Co. I, 10/16/64, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, dis/wds, 5/22/65 [College: UM 75]

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Birth: 02/15/1842, Charleston, VT
Death: 1935

Burial: Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, CA
Marker/Plot: Cathedral Mausoleum, Crypt 616
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Louis Ortega
Findagrave Memorial #: 6438808


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/5/1865
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: UM 75
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


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Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, CA

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Courtesy of Dale Hall


Compiled Military Service Record


William La Salle Snell

"Residence, 322 Harvard boulevard; office 731 Security Building, Los Angeles. Born February 15, 1842, in Orleans County, Vermont, son of Quartus and Louisa (Hall) Snell. Married to Carrie Emma Wilmott. educated in the public schools of Vermont; graduated from the Law Department of the University of Michigan, LL.B., 1875. Admitted to the bar in Michigan in 1875; in Illinois the same year, and engaged in practice in Chicago until 1905, when he moved to Los Angeles, where he has since practiced alone. Served as Colonel in a Vermont Infantry Regiment during the Civil War, 1861-1865. Member of G.A.R.; Knights of Pythias; I. O. O. F. Republican."

According to the 1892 Revised Roster, Snell, aged 20, and credited to Derby, enlisted 3 Oct 1861, and mustered in as a Private in Co. D, 6th Vermont Infantry, on 16 Dec 1863. Promoted to Corporal, he was wounded at the Wilderness on 5 May 1864. He transferred to Co. i on 16 Oct 1864, and was discharged for wounds on 22 May 1865.

Source: Willoughby Rodman, History of the Bench and Bar of Southern California, (William J. Porter, Los Angeles, 1909), 233;


W.L. Snell, Civil War Veteran, Native of Vt., Dies in Calif.

Los Angeles, July 8. - Funeral services were held today for William LaSalle Snell, 93, who served with the Sixth Vermont Volunteers and was a graduate of the University of Michigan, class of 1876.

Snell, a resident of Los Angeles since 1905, practiced law for 30 years in Chicago. He was born in Charleston, Vt.

Source: Burlington Daily News, July 8, 1935
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.