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Wissell, Timothy

Age: 28, credited to Shoreham, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 12/9/63, m/i 12/9/63, Blacksmith, Co. K, 1st VT CAV, tr to Co. C 6/21/65, pow, Piping Tree, 3/2/64, prld 5/8/64, m/o 8/9/65

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Birth: 12/04/1835, Marieville, PQ, Canada
Death: 08/09/1906

Burial: Prospect Cemetery, Vergennes, VT
Marker/Plot: B25
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 39645956
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Caroline, 9/13/1906, VT
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: Wissell on 1892 roster/CMSR, obituary, Wisell on pension, 1890 Census, gravestone, Wisell/Wissell on other censuses. Naturalized 8/31/1868, Vergennes City Court as Wissell. According to a great-granddaughter, he made the entrance gates at Prospect Cemetery in his blacksmith shop (Findagrave).

2nd Great Grandfather of Karen Barry, Burlington, VT

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Timothy Wissell died Thursday evening at his home in Panton, after a lingering illness of a complication of diseases, in the 71st year of his age. He is survived by a wife, two sons, Xurry of Panton, and Pliny of Middlesex, three daughters, Mrs.H.E. Parson, Mrs. Carlos Amblo of Burlington, and Mrs. A.B. Carpenter of Waterbury. Mr.Wissell was born in Canada and is the last of a family of 20 sons and three daughters, He has lived in Panton for the last 41 years, and carried on his trade of blacksmith.

Mr. Wissell was a veteran of the Civil War and was a member of Co. K., 1st. Vermont Cavalry, enlisting December 9, 1863, and was mustered out August 9, 1865. He was in that portion of the regiment which was the ill-fated Dalghren, when he made his dash around the city of Richmond, the object being to release Union prisoners confined to Libby prison on Belle Isle. Mr. Wissell was near Col. Dalghren, who was murdered by the rebels and afterward cut off a finger to secure a ring he wore. Mr. Wissell was captured at the time and spent two months and five days in Richmond prison, in which he was paroled May 8, 1864.

Middlebury Register, August 17, 1906
Courtesy of Deanna French