Age: 21, credited to Royalton, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF, 6th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 9/16/61, m/i 9/27/61, Pvt, Co. E, 2nd VT INF, dis/dsb 6/4/62; also drafted - enl 7/17/63, m/i 7/17/63, PVT, Co. K, 6th VT INF, wdd 6/4/64, tr to 24th Co., 2nd Btln, VRC 12/20/64, m/o 11/30/65
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Birth: 05/24/1840, Royalton, VT
Burial: South View Cemetery, Randolph, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joe Schenkman
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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South View Cemetery, Randolph, VT
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Dillingham Waldo died Thursday at his home in Randolph. Mr. Waldo was born in Royalton and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan Waldo and was 65 years old. He enlisted in Co. E, 2nd Inf. Vt. Vols., and was discharged July 4, 1864, on account of disability. He re-enlisted in Co. K, 16th Inf. Vt. Vols., July 17, 1864, and was wounded in battle on June 4, 1864. He was then transferred to the cavalry, December 28, 1864, and was discharged November 30,1865.
Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, July 20, 1905
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.
Death of Dillingham Waldo
Dillingham Waldo, who was struck with paralysis of the left side Sunday morning, June 4, but rallied so that he was able to be about the house, suffered a recurrence of the attack Tuesday Morning the 14th, inst., and grew gradually weaker until he passed peacefully away last Thursday afternoon. He was born in Royalton, May 24, 1840, and had reached his 65 years of age.
For a long time he was a resident of Brookfield. but ten years ago moved to this village, which had been his home ever since. When the Civil War broke out, he enlisted as private in Company K., 6th Vermont regiment, and after a while was discharged on account of sickness, having contracted black measles. He saw service again in Company E., 2d Vermont Infantry, and received a gunshot wound in the left leg, in the battle of Cold Harbor. He became a member of Henry Freeman Post. G.A.R., of Brookfield, and retained his connection with that organization as long as he lived.
He left a wife and six children, who are; Mrs. Luna Proctor, of Enfield, N. H., Mrs. Mary Slack, Mrs. Henry Luce, and Ralph Waldo, of Brookfield, Mrs. Clara Avery, and Miss Sadie Waldo of Randolph. He is also survived by two brothers, Truman and Mervale, of Royalton; an adopted sister, Mrs. Fabien Dupius of this place, and a half-sister, Mrs. Sarah Vesper, of Royalton.
The funeral services were held at the home on Pearl Street, at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon, Rev. G. ). Howe officiating. The hymns chosen by Mr. Waldo before he died-"Rock of Ages", "The Home Over There". and "Nearer My God To Thee" were sung by a quartet composed of Glen and Miss Lettie Bailey, Mrs. L. C. Drew, and A. H. Beedle. The bearers were Comrades of Freeman Post; George E. Mason, John Raymore, Ira Carpenter, and John Heath. Burial was in Southview cemetery. U. S. Grant Post of Randolph representing Freeman Post in the service at the grave. All the children were present at the funeral, and three grandchildren; Walter Gibbons of Bethel, Lawrence Gibbons of Norwich, Miss Ethel Gibbons of Enfield, N. H., a niece Mrs. Royal White of Brattleboro, M. C. Franklin of Enfield, Mr. And Mrs. Lincoln of Chelsea; Mr. And Mrs. Bacon and Charles Waldo of Bethel. He has left his home in the valley.
He has gone to return no more.
And joined the vet'rn rally,
Away on the evergreen shore.
He has met his fallen Comrades,
Who fought with him side by side,
To save the Flag of our Country.
On the battlefield they died.
He rests from those weary marches,
Endured on the Southern Shore,
And have joined the faithful Army,
Where battle is fought no more.
We laid him away to slumber,
Among the true and the brave.
When the day shall come to decorate,
We'll not forget his grave.
Source: West Randolph Herald and News, July 20, 1905
Courtesy of Deanna French