Kinsley, William W.
Age: 22, credited to Fletcher, VT; Charlotte, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF, 2nd VRC
Service: enl 11/19/61, m/i 2/18/62, PVT, Co. A, 8th VT INF, wdd, Port Hudson, 5/27/63, wdd 5/27/63; m/o 6/27/64; apptd to 4th LA Native Guards, but did not serve due to previous wds; enl 9/9/64, m/o 11/2/65 from Co. G, 2nd VRC
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Birth: 1840, Fletcher, VT
Burial: Richford Center Cemetery, Richford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 87123647
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/7/1866; widow Louisa A., 12/2/1891, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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William W. Kinsley
St. Albans Daily Messenger
Feb. 5, 1891
SUICIDE BY HANGING
Ill Health Impels a Richford Custom House Official to Take his own Life.
A Richford dispatch says that William W. Kinsley, a deputy collector of customs there, committed suicide by hanging on Friday morning. He had been in poor health for some time and his mind had become unbalanced by this, in connection with sickness in his family, and he doubtless took his life in a fit of mental depression. Mr. Kinsley was appointed to the customs service in June last, and had proved himself to be a faithful and efficient officer. He was one of five brothers who served in the Union army during the rebellion. As a member of Co. A of the 8th regiment, Vt. Vols., he was present at the siege of Port Hudson, where he received several wounds from fragments of a bursting shell, which permanently disabled him from active service, and he was transferred to the Veteran Reserve corps.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.
8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History