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Woodward, Solomon Erskine


Age: 26, credited to Woodstock, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 15th US INF
Service: comn 2LT, Co. B, 1st VT INF, 6/19/61 (6/19/61), pr 1LT, 4/27/61 (4/27/61), mustered out 8/15/61; AQM on staff of Gen. Rosecrans, 61; LT, 15th US INF, 8/61; CPT, 3/65; Bvt CPT and MAJ for meritorious service at Murfreesboro, Atlanta, respectively; resgd, 9/30/66 [College: NU 52]

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Birth: 04/21/1835, Middlebury, MA
Death: 04/03/1876

Burial: River Street Cemetery, Woodstock, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 87271149


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Elizabeth C., 7/26/.1890, VT
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, VHS Collections
College?: NU 52
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: Pension also lists post-war CAPT, 24th US INF; more off-site


3rd Great Grandfather of Jame Killian Langhans, Windsor, VT

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River Street Cemetery, Woodstock, VT

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VHS - Reunion Society Collection


John Gibson Collection



Major Solomon Erskine Woodward, who died April 2nd, aged forty-one years, was the eldest son of Solomon Woodward, Esq., and received some military education while at Norwich University. At the breaking out of the rebellion he enlisted to serve his country, and went out with the first company of three months men from Woodstock, under Capt. Peter T. Washburn.

Source: Vermont Journal, April 22, 1876.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.