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Daniels, William


Age: 18, credited to Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF, 26th NY CAV/VT FCAV
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. I, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; enl 1/3/65, m/i 1/10/65, PVT, Co. M, Frontier Cavalry (aka 26th NY CAV), m/o 6/27/65

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Birth: 01/20/1845, Montpelier, VT
Death: 02/18/1896

Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: 920
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 138334704


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/5/1888, VT; widow Carrie L., 3/4/1896, VT
Portrait?: 13th History
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

Webmaster's Note: After the Saint Albans Raid on October 19, 1864, Vermont raised two companies of cavalry to help guard the Canadian border; there were known as Frontier Cavalry, Companies F and M, but technically they were part of the 26th New York Cavalry.


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Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT

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(Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865)


WILLIAM DANIELS had to add several years to his age, in order to be the required age of eighteen. He was a fat, jolly, fellow liked by everybody, and went by the name of "Dilly Daniels." He was working in a bakery when he enlisted, and like most growing boys had a wonderful appetite which had made a market for many of the good things in the bakery, and a change to hard tack and pork told on him, but he never grumbled or found fault, but always seemed perfectly satisfied. He was a faithful and brave soldier; after the war he engaged in the meat and provision business in St. Johnsbury, and was a good citizen and a successful business man. He died about ten years ago.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 677



The death of William Daniels, who has been ill for many months with Bright's disease and dropsy, occurred yesterday afternoon. He was taken with a chill at 11:30 a.m. and a physician summoned, when it was found that he was past recovery, dying at 4 o'clock in the afternoon.

Mr. Daniels was born at Montpelier 54 years ago. Thirty years ago he came to St. Johnsbury and began working in the meat business, and seven years later opened a meat market of his own on Railroad street, which trade he had continued successfully till his death. He was a member of the Knights Templar, Red Men, Knights of Pythias, and G.A.R. A wife, son, daughter and sister survive him, and have the sympathy of all. The funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 o'clock, Rev. Dr. Fairbanks officiating.

Source: St. Johnsbury Republican, February 19, 1896
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.