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Dwinell, Silas Oscar


Age: 19, credited to Grafton, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: enl 9/29/61, m/i 10/15/61, PVT, Co. E, 6th VT INF, pr SGT, reen 12/15/63; wdd, Charles Town, 8/21/64, tr to Co. K, 10/16/64, comn 2LT, 4/22/65 (5/3/65), m/o 6/26/65

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Birth: 12/22/1846, Windham, VT
Death: 04/03/1923

Burial: Oak Cliff Cemetery, Derby, CT
Marker/Plot: Section H - Lot 7
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Steve Smith
Findagrave Memorial #: 24015535


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/17/1887, CT; widow Rachel L., 5/2/1923, CT
Portrait?: VHS Collections
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: None


Great Grandfather of Robert W. Deforest, Concord, NH

3rd Great Grandfather of Bert De Forest, Stratford, CT

3rd Great Grandfather of Bertrand H. DeForest Sr., Amherst, NH

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Oak Cliff Cemetery, Derby, CT

Check the cemetery for location/directions and other veterans who may be buried there.


VHS - Reunion Society Collection

obverse of M-1851 NCO Sword-belt plate

reverse of M-1851 NCO Sword-belt plate

Sergeant Dwinell's M-1851 NCO Sword-belt plate

Silas Dwinell's Ladder Badge

Ladder Badge

Silas Dwinell's Post-Past Commander's Medal

Post-Past Commander's Medal. Dwinell was Post Commander, G.A.R. Post 26, Derby,CT

The belt plate, ladder badge, and medal were obtained at an auction of his daughter's estate. They are part of a private collection, presented courtesy of Chris Carroll.