Stevens, William Byrd
Age: 23, credited to East Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 8/22/61, m/i 9/21/61, Pvt, Co. G, 4th VT INF, pow, Chantilly, VA, 10/14/63, prld 3/7/63, wdd, 6/8/64, mwia, Cold Harbor, 6/9/64, d/wds 6/12/64 on Transport "State of Maine"
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Birth: abt 1838, Unknown
Burial: Quaker Cemetery, East Montpelier, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 23189592
Alias?: None noted
Portrait?: Rokeby Museum
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: Originally interred at Alexandria National Cemetery.
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Cenotaph at Quaker Cemetery, East Montpelier, VT
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Courtesy of Rokeby Museum
Note: some of his personal belongings, including his uniform and letters sent to his family while he was serving, are part of the collection at Rokeby Museum, in Ferrisburgh.
Notes From W. B. Stevens Combined Military Service Record:
Age 23 years; height 5 feet 11 1/2 inches. Complextion light. Eyes blue; hair sandy.
Where born: E. Montpelier, Vt.
- 22 Jan 1862 - On detached service at Brigade Commissary
- 28 Feb 1862 - Detached in extra duty in Brigade Quartermaster's Officer
- 5 May 1862 - Absent sick in Gen'l Hospital
- 18 Aug 1862 - Special muster, Douglas U.S. Army General Hospital, Washington, D.C.
- Jul-Aug 1862 - Mustered as sick in Patterson Park U.S. Army General Hospital, Baltimore, Md
- 18 Oct 1862 - On extra duty at hospital, employed as a nurse
- 4 Nov 1862 - Promoted to 3rd Sergeant
- Apr 1863 - On detached service, Quartermaster Department, 2nd Division, 6 Corps
- 10 Apr 1863 - on detached service at Division Headquarters
- 14 Oct 1863, captured at Chantilly, Va, confined at Richmond, Va
- 6 Nov 1863 - Admitted to Hospital #21, Richmond, typhoid fever, farmer, age 26
- 7 Mar 1864 - Paroled at City Point, Va
- 22 Apr 1864 - 30 days furlough to Montpelier, Vt.
- 21 May 1864 - returned from furlough
- 9 June 1864, wounded at Cold Harbor, Va.
- May-Jun 1864 - absent wounded at Camp Parole, Md.
- 12 Jun 1864 - died of wounds on board Transport "State of Maine"
Record of Death and Interment
Wm. B. Stevens
Grave #2113, U.S. Military Cemetery, Alexandria, VA.
Buried 13 June 1864
(Extract from his Service Record)