Morris, Walstein L.
Age: 18, credited to St. Johnsbury, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/8/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. A, 11th VT INF, m/o 6/24/65
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Birth: 01/02/1843, St. Johnsbury, VT
Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 132248094
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/19/1880; widow Jane L., 7/22/1907, VT
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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Mount Pleasant Cemetery, St. Johnsbury, VT
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Walstein L. Morris died at his home in Paddock Village Friday evening, May 17, after an illness of 12 weeks of complications following the grip.
Mr. Morris was born in St. Johnsbury Jan. 2, 1843, and spent all his life here, with the exception of the three years when in service during the Civil War. He was married May 1, 1879 to Jane L. Bonnett, who survives him with two sons, Louis S., and Carl M., both of this place.
The funeral was held Monday afternoon from his late residence, Rev. A. Francis of the Church of the Messiah officiating. Services were very largely attended by delegates of the G.A.R., and scale shop, where the deceased had been employed continuously for 37 years, members of the W. R. C., and the Church of the Messiah, besides a host of neighbors and acquaintances.
Mr. Morris was a man of few words, quiet and retiring in his manners, but warm hearted, staunch and faithful to his friends, and kind to those who needed help, as all who knows him can attest.
He enlisted at the age of 18 in Co. A., 11th Vt. Regt. H. A. August 8, 1862; participated in all the engagements in which his regiment took part, and was mustered out July 18, 1865. He was always spoken of as a brave, fearless soldier, and a faithful, steadfast comrade.
The beautiful burial service of the Grand Army was performed at the grave by his comrades of Chamberlin Post, 1, taps being sounded at the close.
Source: St. Johnsbury Caledonian, May 20, 1907
Courtesy of Deanna French