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Lynch, William


Age: 24, credited to Vermont
Unit(s): 5th NH INF
Service: enl 1861, 5th NH INF

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Birth: abt 1837, Vermont
Death: 04/22/1917

Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Hinsdale, NH
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, death date/location
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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St. Joseph Cemetery, Hinsdale, NH

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William Lynch, 78, died at his home on Tower Hill at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the effects of a severe attack of the grip.

Mr. Lynch was born in Westford, Vt., and was the last survivor of a family of 15. He came to this town in 1857. He served with honor in the 5th New Hampshire regiment in the Civil War, and participated in many of the fiercest battles. He was wounded in the left leg at Antietam, and in the head at Cold Harbor, from which wounds he never fully recovered. He was in the Army of the Potomac, and served in all its battles, and the hardships which he endured greatly undermined his health.

Mr. Lynch entered the ranks as private, and at the close of the war was First Sergeant. In 1873 he joined the Navy and served three years on the ship Franklin.

After returning from the Navy he was employed in the former Haile and Frost mill for 27 years doing various kinds of light work, and for two years was Commander in the G.A.R. Post in this town.

Mr. Lynch married Susan McCaughern, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel McCaughern in Greenfield, Mass., March 18, 1859, and the couple made their home here practically all the years since. Besides his wife he leaves one son, Charles Lynch, of Hartford, Conn., and one daughter, Mrs. Matilda, of Providence, R.I., 12 grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

The funeral took place Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock in the St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Rev. Father P. S. Cahill officiating. The burial took place in St. Joseph's Cemetery.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, April 27, 1917
Courtesy of Deanna French

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