Hawkins, Abel W.
Age: 18, credited to St. Johnsbury, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 12/2/63, m/i 12/5/63, Pvt, Co. A, 11th VT INF, d/dis 2/26/64 (typhoid pneumonia)
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Birth: abt 1845, St. Johnsbury, VT
Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 119731378
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother Olive, 11/6/1879
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)
Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career
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In Hospital at Washington, Feb 26, Abel W. Hawkins, aged 17, of battery A, 11th Reg't, and son of Abel W. Hawkins of North Danville.
Source: Vermont Watchman and State Journal;, March 18, 1864
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.
From the 11th Regiment
Mortality of the 1st Vt. Artillery, from the 1st of September, 1862 to the 13th of March, 1864.
March, 18th, 1864-----
Mr. Editor:-- Below is a record of all the deaths, that have occurred since the time above stated, with the exception of a few cases of varioloid, which have not been sent to us from General Hospital as yet. I will give their names and age, with their diseases and the date of their death:--
Abel W. Hawkins, A, aged 18, of typhoid pneumonia, -- sent home Feb. 26.
The above is a true record of all that have died in our hospital, as before state, making in all, ninety-three cases in one year and a half. Perhaps some may think this a pretty large amount of sickness and death in so short a time; but it seems that thus it is. I have been connected with the hospital department all the time, with the exception of a few weeks. We have things very convenient at present, so that the sick are, or can be, well taken care of; and I think that they do have all done for them that can be, for the place.
Yours &c., W. J. Cheney.
Source: Lamoille Newsdealer, 30 Mar 1864.
Courtesy of Deanna French