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Stow, William Hall


Age: 21, credited to Calais, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/7/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. F, 2nd VT INF, kia, Wilderness, 5/5/64

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Birth: 1840, Calais, VT
Death: 05/05/1864

Burial: Ainsworth Cemetery, Calais, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 55882796


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother Eliza, 7/22/1872; vather Alonzo, 12/9/1886, VT
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: WPA Graves Registration Card indicates that this is a cenotaph.


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Cenotaph at Ainsworth Cemetery, Calais, VT

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For the Journal,

Killed in battle, May 5th, 1864. William H. Stowe, of Calais, aged 25 years. The young man came to his death under circumstances peculiarly distressing. He was the first in town to respond to his country's call for three years' men, and enlisted into the Second Vermont Regiment, of which he continued a brave and honored member, beloved and respected by all his comrades. His term of service having nearly expired, he was fondly anticipating a speedy return home, and a happy sojourn with affectionate friends. But instead of his welcome presence, came the sad intelligence that he was shot in battle in the afternoon of the first days' terrible fighting in the Wilderness. His funeral was attended in Calais, on Sunday, June 5th, when a large congregation assembled to testify their respect to his memory.

Source: Vermont Watchman and State Journal, June 17, 1864
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.