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Dwyer, William B.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 23, credited to Berkshire, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/11/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. G, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63

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VITALS

Birth: 1840, Montgomery, VT
Death: 07/05/1891

Burial: Veterans Home Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI
Marker/Plot: Plot 3, Row 9, Grave 10
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 15180233

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/16/1890, MI, not approved
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: 13th Vt. History off-site

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Veterans Home Cemetery, Grand Rapids, MI

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Biography

WILLIAM B. DWYER volunteered from the town of Berkshire at the age of 23 and joined the Bakersfield company and was present at the organization of the company September 11, 1862. If memory has not failed me he was a younger brother of Sergt. John H. Dwyer. He was mustered into the United States army October 10, 1862 and went with the regiment to Washington; crossed Long bridge into Virginia, October 30, and took part with his regiment in all its marches, camps, picket lines and battles until mustered out July 21, 1863. Was an obedient faithful, brave and loyal and valuable soldier. He won the respect of his officers and comrades and returned to his home with the honors of Gettysburg inscribed on his banner.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 642