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Underwood, William R.


Age: 25, credited to Putney, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/8/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. G, 11th VT INF, d/dis 10/17/62 (typhoid fever)

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Birth: 10/17/1837, Rockingham, VT
Death: 10/17/1862

Burial: Soldiers Home National Cemetery, Washington, DC
Marker/Plot: G 2112
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 35810289

Cenotaph: Maple Grove Cemetery, Putney, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 98782667


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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: None

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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Soldiers Home National Cemetery, DC

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Cenotaph in Maple Grove Cemetery, Putney, VT

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Additional Cenotaph

Cenotaph/Monument in East Putney Cemetery

Photo courtesty of Heidi McColgan

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Mortality of the 1st Vermont Artillery, from the 1st of September, 1862 to the 13th of March,

MR. EDITOR -- Below is a record of all the deaths that have occurred since the time above stated, with the exception of a few cases of varioloid, which have not been sent to us from General Hospital as yet. I will give their names and age, with the disease, and the date of their death.
William Underwood, Battery G., aged 25 years, of typhoid fever -- buried at Soldiers Home, Oct. 17, 1862
The above is a true record of all that have died in our hospital, as before stated, making in all ninety-three cases in one year and a half. Perhaps some may think this is a pretty large amount of sickness and death in so short of time; and it seems that thus it is. I have been connected with the hospital department all the time, with an exception of a few weeks. We have things very convenient at present, so that the sick are, and can be well taken care of, and I think they do have all done for them that can be for the place.

Yours &C.
W. J. Cheney

Lamoille Newsdealer, March 30, 1864
Courtesy of Deanna French

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