Age: 19, credited to Franklin, VTVITALS
Birth: 08/15/1844, Saint Alexandre, PQ, CanadaADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
St. George Cemetery, Bakersfield, VT
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The funeral of Thomas Tatro who died at his home on River St., Wednesday Feb. 13, was held from St. Ann's church at 9 a.m. Saturday, Rev. Lachance officiated. The bearers were Peter Smith, Alex Barry, Hermingile Mossey, and Oliver Mossey. the remains were placed in the vault and will be taken to Bakersfield in the spring for burial.
Those from away to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. F.H. Blanchard of Keene, N.H., Mrs. Rosalie Picard and son Abraham of Claremont, N.H., Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bushey of St. Albans and Mr.. and Mrs. Gordon Reynolds of Westford.
Mr. Tatro enlisted under Capt. H. Keith in Co. H (should be K) 6th Reg't., Vermont Volunteers, Dec. 12, 1863 and was mustered into service Dec. 23rd. This regiment was in the hardest fought battles of the war and suffered more than any regiment in the brigade. It went through the Wilderness, May 5-10 1864; Spotsylvania, May 15-18; Charlestown, W.Va., Aug.-Sept. 21-22; Cedar Creek, Oct. 19; Petersburg, March 25-27, 1865; Gordon's Creek, April 6. He was badly wounded in the left hip by a gun shot in the battle of the Wilderness, May 5, 1864 and after crawling through several hours of fearful suffering at length reached comrades where he could have his wounds attended to. He was sent to the hospital at Washington, D.C., afterwards transferred to Brattleboro and finally honorably discharged by reason of disability at New Haven, Conn., June 12, 1865.
Source: Arrowhead, Vol. 10, No. 4, Milton, Vermont, February 2, 1918, contributed by Gloria Reynolds