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Munson, William Day

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 29, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: comn CPT, Co. D, 13th VT INF, 9/6/62 (10/4/62), pr LTC, 5/5/63 (5/12/63), wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, m/o 7/23/63 [College: NU 54]

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VITALS

Birth: 02/07/1833, Colchester, VT
Death: 10/28/1903

Burial: Munson Cemetery, Colchester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 11422436

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: VHS Collections
College?: NU 54
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: 13th Vt. History off-site

DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Grandfather of Kathy Myer, Encinitas, CA

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Tombstone

Munson Cemetery, Colchester, VT

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Portrait

Vermont Officers Reunion Society Collection
Courtesy Vermont Historical Society

Monumental Inscription

Col. William D. Munson
Feb. 7, 1833 - Oct 28, 1903

"A graduate of Norwich University, 1854. Captain Co D 13th Vermont regiment U.S.V., Sep 6th 1862. Promoted Lieutenant Colonel May 5th, 1863. At Gettysburg, Jul 02, 1863, he commanded the detached left wing of the Regiment supporting A Battery on cemetery hill. Jul 03, second in command, he participated with the Regiment, in the deadly assault on the flank of the Confederate charging columns, bravely doing his full duty in that terrible hour, which turned the tide of battle at the point since called, "the high water mark of the rebellion". This tablet is placed here by his comrades of the 13th Regiment, as a token of their respect for him as an officer, and their affection for him as a man. Jul 3rd, 1906."

Source: Inscription from monument in Munson cemetery, Colchester, VT; contributed by Tom Boudreau

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