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Wilcox, Samuel J.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Cambridge, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/25/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. H, 2nd VT INF, d/dis 1/7/62, Camp Griffin VA

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VITALS

Birth: 1843, Vermont
Death: 01/07/1862

Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Cambridge, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 63910719

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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
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

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Mountain View Cemetery, Cambridge, VT

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Samuel Wilcox

Source: Lamoille Newsdealer: FEB.7, 1862

CAMP GRIFFIN, JAN.18,1862

Mr. Editor:---I have thought that we should not leave this place for a while, but have come to the conclusion that short is to be our stay here. I have come to this conclusion from orders that we have received of late. One and the first is that the men are to have 40 rounds of cartridges in their boxes and when they are sent on picket or other duty which requires them to load, an extra cartridge is furbished. Another is that if anything is needed to fit the men for march, it shall also be furnished. Col. Stannard told the officers today that they had better reduce their baggage as low as possible. No passes are to be granted exept on official business.

We are having very muddy time here just now, and probably we shall move on as soon as the going will permit. A few lines in regard to Samuel*. He had not an enemy in the company. What a sad shock his folks will receive on hearing of his death. They will ever receive the evidence of all his comrades that he was a faithful boy, never complaining at whatever duty was assigned him, and we all deeply feel his loss.

" Samuel Wilcox of Cambridge, we suppose-(Ed),

Courtesy of Deanna French.

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