Pierce, William Ward
Age: 25, credited to Londonderry, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 9/3/61, m/i 9/21/61, PVT, Co. I, 4th VT INF, reen 12/15/63, pr CPL 2/25/62, pr SGT 6/28/62, comn 1LT, Co. D, 5/5/64 (6/11/64), wdd, Fredericksburg, 12/13/62, tr to Co. B, 2/25/65, pow, 9/4/62, prld, 9/5/62, pow, Weldon Railroad, 6/23/64, prld, 12/13/64, m/o 7/13/65, as 1LT, Co. B
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Birth: abt 1836, Londonderry, VT
Burial: Rest Haven Cemetery, Londonderry, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 18425845
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/12/1865; widow Lizzie A., 6/22/1891, VT
Portrait?: USAHEC off-site
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)
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Rest Haven Cemetery, Londonderry, VT
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Rutland Herald, 7 Jan., 1891
William W. Pierce, one of Londonderry's most prominent citizens, died recently after a short illness, 6 Jan., 1891. He was a son of Rev. S. Pierce and was born on the farm on which his brother Josiah now lives. He joined the Fourth Vermont Infantry when it was mustered into service, September 2, 1861. He re-enlisted in 1863 and served to the end of the war. He was wounded at Fredericksburg and taken prisoner at Petersburg. He languished in southern prisons for nearly seven months and during that time lay unconscious three weeks from yellow fever. In 1866 he returned home and married Miss Lizzie A. Stone and has since resided in that town.
Contributed by Linda Welch, Dartmouth College.