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One Family's Sacrifice
The Dunn's of Woodford

Dunn Family tombstone, 4 fallen heroes of the CivilWar

Charles C. Dunn, of Bennington, age 41, enlisted December 12, 1863 and mustered in as a private in Company G, 1st Vermont Volunteer Cavalry, December 30, 1863. In February, Charles wrote a letter to his wife, Harriet, giving his impressions of army life and telling her all was well. He was wounded and taken prisoner March 1, 1864, Kilpatrick's Raid on Richmond, taken to Richmond, Virginia, where he died, date unknown.

Three sons enlisted at the same time Charles did:

Charles H. Dunn, age 23, enlisted December 17, 1863 and mustered in as a private in Company G, December 30, 1863. He died of disease October 18, 1864 at the U.S. General Hospital in Brattleboro.

George E. Dunn, age 20, enlisted December 16, 1863 and mustered in as a private in Company G, December 30, 1863. He was taken prisoner March 3, 1864, during Kilpatrick's Raid on Richmond, was incarcerated at Andersonville, Georgia, where he died August 18, 1864 of scorbutus.

William N. Dunn, age 18, enlisted December 17, 1863 and mustered in as a private in Company G, December 30, 1863. He was taken prisoner February 29, 1864, during Kilpatrick's Raid on Richmond, was incarcerated at Andersonville, Georgia, where he died October 6, 1864, of diarrhea.


Sources:

Revised Roster, 214

Dorrance P. Atwater List of Andersonville Deaths/Burials

George G. Benedict, "Vermont in the Civil War, 1861-5," (Free Press Association, Burlington, 1888), pp. 627-33.

Brattleboro Hospital Records contributed by Margaret Howe

Photograph and additional material courtesy of Hope Pinkerton, 3rd great-granddaughter of Charles C. Dunn and 2nd-great-grandniece of Charles, George and William.