Williams, Merritt Bates
Age: 23, credited to Bakersfield, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: comn 1LT, Co. G, 13th VT INF, 9/11/62 (10/4/62), pr CPT, 12/13/62 (2/2/63), wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, m/o 7/21/63; d/wds 12/5/63
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Birth: 05/09/1840, Bakersfield, VT
Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery, Bakersfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Peter Flood
Findagrave Memorial #: 14738335
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Jennie A.
Portrait?: VHS Collections
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: Regimental history says d. at home 11 weeks after battle; widow, Jennie A., applied for pension 12/5/63
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Maple Grove Cemetery, Bakersfield, VT
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Vermont Officers Reunion Society Collection
Courtesy Vermont Historical Society
Source: St. Johnsbury Caledonian
October 9, 1863
Capt. Merrit Williams of Bakersfield, of the 13th Vt. Regt., who was severely wounded at the battle of Gettysburg, has died from the effects of his wounds.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.
Source: Lamoille Newsdealer: SEPT 30, 1863
Capt. Merrill Williams of the Bakesfield and Enosburgh Company, 13th Regiment, died in Bakesfield on Sunday, the 27th inst., of a wound in his left side, received at the Battle of Gettysburg. He was 23 years. He leaves a young wife. Capt Williams was much liked by his company, and the public deeply feel his loss.
Courtesy of Deanna French.
13th Vermont Regimental History