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Williams, Merritt Bates

MILITARY SERVICE

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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VITALS

Birth: 05/09/1840, Bakersfield, VT
Death: 12/05/1863

Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery, Bakersfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Peter Flood
Findagrave Memorial #: 14738335

MORE INFORMATION

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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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Maple Grove Cemetery, Bakersfield, VT

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Portrait

Vermont Officers Reunion Society Collection
Courtesy Vermont Historical Society

Obituary

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.

Obituary

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

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