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Wallace, William H.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Lowell, MA
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enl 6/30/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. A, 10th VT INF, wdd, 5/9/64, m/o 6/22/65

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VITALS

Birth: 05/02/1845, Lowell, MA
Death: 02/24/1922

Burial: Pope Cemetery, Danville, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 73788087

Cenotaph: Edson Cemetery, Lowell, MA
Marker/Plot:
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


MORE INFORMATION

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: William H. Wallace married Martha Morrill -- the sister of his Civil War tent-mate, Joseph A. Morrill of Danville.

DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Grandfather of Delsie Hoyt, West Fairlee, VT

Great Grandfather of Elizabeth B Bolevic, Danville, VT

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Tombstone

Pope Cemetery, Danville, VT

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CENOTAPH:

Tombstone
Tombstone
Cenotaph at Edson Cemetery, Lowell, MA

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PhotographPhotograph

(Courtesy of Delsie Hoyt)

Obituary

PASSING OF ANOTHER GRAND ARMY MAN
WILLIAM WALLACE ANSWERS TO LAST ROLL CALL

William Wallace, one of the few remaining members of Chamberlin Post, Grand Army, died Friday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joel Hinman, on Dundee Street. Mr. Wallace has been in poor health for some time past, and last week was taken with influenza, which developed pneumonia, thus causing his death. Mr. and Mrs. Hinman, and his son Charles and wife have been continually at his bedside and tenderly nursed him through his last sickness.

William Henry Wallace, son of Jonathan Wallace and Caroline Huntley, was born May 12, 1845 in Lowell, Mass. The greater part of his life was spent in Barnet

On June 30, 1862, he enlisted from Danville, as a private in Co. A. 10th Reg. Vt. Vol. Inf., and was mustered into the U. S. Service under Captain Edward B. Frost, Sept 1, 1862. The regiment, under command of Col. Albert B. Jewett, was assigned to the 1st Brig, 3d Div., 6th Corps.

They left Brattleboro for Washington, D. C., and went into Camp Chase near Arlington Heights. In June they received orders to march to Harpers Ferry. They participated in the following battles: Orange Grove, Va. Nov. 27, '63; Wilderness, Va., 5th-8th; Spotsylvania, Va. 10-18; Wounded May 9 '64, and sent to Lincoln Hospital for three months; rejoined and participated in the following battles; Winchester, Va. Sept. 19, '64, Fisher's Hill, Va. Sept. 21-22, 1864, Cedar Creek, Va., Oct. 19, '64, Petersburg, Va., May 25, 1865; Honorably discharged June 22, 1865. He was an active member of Chamberlin Post, G. A. R.

On Jan. 1, 1866 Mr. Wallace was united in marriage to Martha Merrill of Danville. Fifty years later they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at their home here. Shortly after Mrs. Wallace died, Jan. 15, 1916. Five children were born to them; Charles, Wallace, and Mrs. Hoel Hinman, of St. Johnsbury, Mrs. Russell, of Barnet, and Bruce Wallace, of Lyndon. All were with him at his last moments. He is also survived by an aged sister, Mrs. Christina Cain, of San Diego, eleven children and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at one o'clock at the Hinman home, where he had lived the last two years. Rev. L. E. Peabody officiated., and the remains were placed in the receiving vault at Mt. Pleasant cemetery. Burial will be at North Danville beside his wife.

The G.A.R., W.R.C., D of V.S. of Vt., and American Legion were largely represented. The profusion of flowers from both in and out of town, testified to the respect and esteem to which Mr. Wallace was held.

Source: Caledonian Record, Feb. 27, 1922
Courtesy of Deanna French

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