Age: 18, credited to Milton, VTVITALS
Birth: 12/31/1844, Milton, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: Berkley, RodneyDESCENDANTS
Died in Lincoln, MN
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Roderick H. Berkley
Roderick HIll Berkley was born in Milton, December 31, 1844. he acquired his education in the Milton graded school and at the age of 16 years left school and enlisted in Company D, Thirteenth Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry, in the Civil War. He participated in many engagements, including the three days' siege at Gettysburg. After the termination of the firt term of enlistment he re-enlisted in the Third Vermont Battery of Artillery, under Captain Start, and served until the termination of the war. While with the artillery he took part in the long and bloody bombardment of Petersburg and received special praise for his bravery in this engagement, being at one time the only man left at his gun and continued to operate it alone. At another tim he volunteered to go to an ice house on the bank of the river and in view of the rebels, for ice for the sick and wounded, when two men had already attempted it and were picked off by the sharpshooters from the fort across the river. This he did and brought back his ice.
In 1865, as soon as he was mustered out of the service, he married Hannah O'Donnell of Milton, a descendant of the ancient family of O'Donnells of Donegal Castle, Ireland. To them two children were born, Frederick Hill, August 1, 1866, and George Carlton.
Source: Jeffrey, William Hartley, Successful Vermonters: A modern Gazetteer of Lamoille, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties…, East Burke, Vt.: The Historical publishing company, 1907, pp. 347.