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Sawyer, Walter G.


Age: 24, credited to Shrewsbury, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF
Service: enl 8/27/62, m/i 10/21/62, Pvt, Co. B, 14th VT INF, dis/dsb 1/28/63

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Birth: 07/18/1838, Hancock, NH
Death: 01/16/1934

Burial: Hartford Point Cemetery, Hartford, VT
Marker/Plot: 19
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Ginny Gage/Mary Davis
Findagrave Memorial #: 192994694


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/6/1890, VT
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: None


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Was One of Village’s Two Civil War Veterans; Long a Vermonter.

WOODSTOCK, Jan. 16. - Walter George Sawyer, 95, one of Woodstock’s two Civil War veterans, died at his home on Slayton terrace here today, following a brief illness. He was born, July 18, 1838, in Hancock, N.H., son of Leonard and Sarah Davis Sawyer. He moved to Cuttingsville in 1875 when he was 14 years old.

He came to Woodstock and lived here for two years and then went to white River Junction, where he was a resident for 48 years until six years ago when he returned to this village.

On August 27, 1862, he married Sarah Denver of Shrewsbury who died, October 2, 1886. he married Mrs. Mary Thompson, who survives him, on February 22, 1888.

He enlisted for service in the Civil war on August 27, 1862, the day before his first marriage. His enlistment was with Company B. 14th Vermont Infantry. He belonged to the H. H. Baxter post, G.A.R., at Gaysville and later to the Abraham Lincoln Post at White River Junction until it disbanded. He had been a member of Pine Lodge, I.O.O.F., of Wallingford for more than 60 years.

Mr. Sawyer is survived by his wife; a son, Lee A. Sawyer of Elizabeth, N. J.; two grandchildren and a niece, Mrs. Mary D. Valiquette of Rutland, who lived many years with Mr. Sawyer and his wife. The funeral services will be held at the house but the time has not yet been set. Rev. George D. Hallowell will officiate.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, January 17, 1934
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.