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Burroughs, William


Age: 19, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF
Service: enl 2/26/64, m/i 3/1/64, Pvt, Co. B, 17th VT INF, wdd, Wilderness, 5/6/64, pr CPL 7/1/65, m/o 7/24/65

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Birth: 1844, Richmond, VT
Death: 01/13/1921

Burial: Underhill Flats Cemetery, Underhill, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 32618456


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/23/1865
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(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: Resident at the Bennington Soldiers'' Home in 1/3/1921


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Underhill Flats Cemetery, Underhill, VT

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William Burroughs

Bennington Banner
Jan. 14, 1921


William Burroughs, Who had Been Inmate of Soldiers' Home.

The inmates of the Soldiers' home were greatly surprised and shocked this morning by the news that William Burroughs died at Mary Fletcher Hospital in Burlington yesterday. He left here on the afternoon of Jan. 4. apparently in his usual health for a short visit to his home in Burlington.

He was born in Richmond April 7, 1846, but had lived in Underhill the greater part of his life, though he had recently bought a small place in Burlington. Since Feb. 12, 1920, he had been at the Soldiers' home, where his conduct has been most exemplary that of none more so- and he had the highest respect and good will of his comrades. He was a widower, with no children.

Mr. Burroughs enlisted in Co. B, 17th Vt., from Colchester, Feb. 26, 1865, and was mustered out July 14, 1865.

No arrangements for his funeral have yet been made, but burial will probably be in Underhill.

Bennington Banner Jan. 15, 1921

Injustice to the memory of the late William Burroughs was wrought by the accidental omission of a line in the obituary in yesterday's Banner. The last paragraph but one should have read, " Mr. Burroughs enlisted in Co. B, 17th Vt., from Colchester Feb. 26, 1864, was wounded May 6, 1864, promoted corporal July 1, 1865 and was mustered out July 14, 1865.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.