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Spear, Wallace Mason

Age: 0, credited to Ludlow, VT
Unit(s): 2nd WI INF, 1st WI HARTY
Service: enl 6/11/61, PVT, 2nd WI INF, discharged for promotion 12/31/61, com. 2LT, 1st WI HVY ARTY, 1/1/62, pr 1LT 12/17/62, pr CPT 1/5/64, m/o 9/1/65

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Birth: 07/21/1832, Ludlow, VT
Death: 07/26/1873

Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Ludlow, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joe Schenkman
Findagrave Memorial #: 94593480
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: None

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Pleasant View Cemetery, Ludlow, VT

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We regret to learn of the death of Major Wallace M. Spear, which occurred at the residence of Dr. J. K. Putnam in Ludlow, on Saturday last. He was known to many of our citizens having made frequent visits to his relatives here. Major Spear was a native of Ludlow. He was a civil engineer by profession, and was engaged in the early survey of Rutland, and Burlington railroads, also of the Western Vermont railroad and subsequently the Western railroad. He was located for several years at LaCross, Wisconsin, in the practice of his profession, and on the breaking out of the war of the rebellion enlisted in the Second Wisconsin Heavy Artillery, being one of its regiments officers. At the close of the war he received the appointment of Chief engineer in the navy yard in Pensacola, Florida, He remained at that station nearly three years when at his request he was (line missing) Virginia and has occupied that position of chief engineer at that place since.

He has long been a patient sufferer from the dreaded disease consumption, which had fixed its fatal fangs upon him, and feeling that his strength was rapidly failing he came to Vermont six weeks ago - hoping to gang strength and benefit from the purity of the atmosphere of his native state, but alas for the hopes. it was to die at the old homestead, receiving the kind care of an aged mother, and the faithful attention of a devoted sister. He passed away where most of all he could have wished to die in the presence of the loved of earth, in his native village, and be laid to rest beneath the shadows of the mountains amid which he had spent his earlier happier years.

He was a nephew of Col. J. M. Putnam of the village, and leaves a mother, and a sister, the wife of J. H. Putnam of Ludlow.

His funeral will take place this (Monday) afternoon at Ludlow.

Rutland Daily Globe, July 28, 1873
Courtesy of Deanna French