Russell, James W.
Age: 32, credited to Underhill, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 8/30/61, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. K, 5th VT INF, kia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62
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Birth: abt 1829, Stowe, VT
Burial: Probably buried in an unmarked grave, , VA
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Maria, 2/11/1869
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)
Great Grandfather of James Russell, Kent, WA
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Died in Virginia
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James W. Russell
Lamoille County Newsdealer: May 9, 1862
As Reported by: Headquarters of Vermont Brigade
Near Yorktown, Va. April 26
On the battlefield near Yorktown Virginia, April 16, 1862, James W. Russell of Stowe Vermont, aged 32.
He belonged to Company K of the 5th Vermont Regiment, and took an active part in the engagement with the rebels by which they were repulsed on the day above mentioned, and driven behind their earthworks. His determined and fearless conduct singled him out from his comrades, and he fell, dying the death of the brave.
He was buried under a lofty pine, near the earthworks of 1783, and over his grave his comrades agreed to avenge his death.
He leaves a wife and four children, with a large circle of friends in Stowe, to mourn his loss. They can but be comforted by the cause for which he suffered and the manner of his death. A.W.R.
Submitted by Deanna French.
Webmaster's note: most fatalities from the 16 April battle at Lee's Mill are buried in Yorktown National Cemetery. Russell is not listed among the known burials, so may be there listed as an 'unknown U.S. soldier.'