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Garvin, William W.


Age: 21, credited to St. Albans, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 10th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. A, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 7/23/62, m/i 9/1/62, CPL, Co. I, 10th VT INF, red at request, pow, Monocacy, 7/8/64, prld 2/22/65, d/starvation 3/7/65 (originally bur. Camp Parole, Annapolis, MD, reinterred to Arlington National)

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Birth: abt 1840, Hinesburg, VT
Death: 03/07/1865

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 32994880


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Elizabeh, 4/28/1865; mother Elizabeth, 6/23/1880, 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: See J. H. George and the Tenth Regiment Band


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Cenotaph at Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT

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St. Albans

We regret to learn that Mr. William W. Garvin, of company I, Tenth Vermont Regiment, died at Camp Parole Hospital, Annapolis, Maryland, March 7th, 1865, in the 26th year of his age. Mr. Garvin had been taken prisoner and at the time of his death had become greatly emaciated by reason of the brutal treatment he received at the hands of the rebels. Having been exchanged he was making preparation to come to his home in St. Albans, to see his family and friends when he was taken to the hospital and soon died. He is another victim of the human treatment which many a brave soldier boy has received at the hands of the cruel "chivalry" of the South. Of a strong constitution, he could have well borne the fatigues and hardships attendant on the life of a soldier but he could not endure the agonies of the starvation treatment to which he and thousands of fellow prisoners have been subjected. He leaves a widow, parents, besides other near relatives, to mourn for his loss in the prime of life. We understand his remains are to be brought to St. Albans for interment.

Source: The Vermont Transcript, 24 Mar 1865
Courtesy of Deanna French