Age: 29, credited to Marshfield, VTVITALS
Birth: 01/05/1833, UnknownADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
South View Cemetery, Randolph, VT
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ORSON WOODCOCK son of Peter and Eliza Woodcock, was born in Danville, Vermont, January 5th, 1833.My father was born in Marshfleld and my grandfather, Ebenezer Woodcock, was also an inhabitant of Marshfleld. I was married to Ruth Austin, of Marshfleld in 1857, and one child was born to us, a boy, who died at the age of three years. For the past thirty-seven years we have lived in Randolph, which is my post-office address. I am now 72 years of age and my wife is 65. I enlisted August 25th, 1862, from Marshfleld, Vermont, and served in Company C, 13th Vermont Volunteers, being discharged July 21st, 1863. Occupation at enlistment and for the past 50 years a carpenter and builder. Being a carpenter I was detailed to go to Brattleboro to help build barracks for the soldiers, then was sent back to my regiment, and went to Washington, where I was again detailed to work on hospitals part of the time and for the rest did camp and picket duty. I was on guard duty at East Capitol Hill a very rainy and windy night; the rain did not come down from the sky, but came sideways so I had my boots full of water in a short time. That night I caught a severe cold and at the time of the so called Randall's raid, I could not flnd the surgeon to get excused so I followed the regiment to Union Mills. I could not march the next morning and was taken to the hospital and when I was better I was detailed to work in the hospital and stayed with them until mustered out at Brattleboro, Vt., July 21, 1863. I well remember when 20 of our horses were captured by Mosby's men, when we were on our way to Fairfax Station for supplies, leaving us without horses; we went down in Prince Williams county the next day and took 42 horses from the plows and harrows of the rebels. This giving us a goodly number I had one to ride to Mount Vernon. I was connected with the hospital nearly all the time until discharged. Though not in any battle I am sure I saw and experienced the saddest part of army life. Many were sick, requiring constant care and many died. ORSON WOODCOCK.
St. Albans Daily Messenger
May 5, 1910
Death of Randolph Civil War Veteran
Orson Woodcock of Randolph, a veteran of the Civil War, died Wednesday morning.
Mr. Woodcock, who was born in Danville January 5, 1833, the son of Peter and Ruth Eliza (Meader) Woodcock, enlisted for the war in Marshfield and was mustered into the United States service October 10, 1862 as a member of Company C, 13th Regt. Vt. Vol. Inf. He was mustered out July 21, 1863, at the expiration of his term of service.
Fifty-two years ago Mr. Woodcock married Ruth Austin of Plainfield.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.