Willey, William W.
Age: 45, credited to Berlin, VTVITALS
Birth: 1817, Middlesex, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Northfield Falls Cemetery, Northfield, VT
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WILLIAM W. WILLEY volunteered from the town of Berlin in August, 1862, and joined Company C, at the age of 45. He was too old, but a vigorous appearing man and stood the test of march, camping out doors, and picket line as well as younger men. Was a reliable, civil and a good substantial citizen at enlistment. He found no fault and fell into line promptly when called. Served out his term and received an honorable discharge July 21, 1863 His record was good and no fault to be found in any place. Was brave and cool, and not afraid to face death in a charge. The war was not over and Comrade Willey volunteered again and this time into Company H, 11th Vermont Regiment in January, 1864, and counted this time on the quota of Marshfleld. He had an opportunity to see plenty of fighting while in the 11th, and it is presumed he did. Was not in the 11th, so cannot say if present in the battles of Cedar Creek and Petersburg. He was mustered out at the close of the war and returned home and settled down and resumed business as before. He died at Montpelier, Vt., September 15, 1880, and isinterred in the cemetery at Northfleld, Vt. A picture will be seen of him on page 208.