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Sheridan, Robert

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 20, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF, 17th VT INF
Service: enl 9/6/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. D, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; enl 11/30/63, m/i 1/5/64, SGT, Co. B, 17th VT INF, wdd, 6/17/64, Petersburg, m/o 7/14/65

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1842, Essex, VT
Death: 01/18/1883


MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/10/1870; mother Ellen, 4/2/1883, not approved
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VA
(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: Died in Freedman Hospital, Washington, DC

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BIOGRAPHY

WILLIAM AND ROBERT SHERIDAN AND ROBERT AND RICHARD POWERS were two pairs of brothers and stalwart young men of Irish descent. I group these together for what I should say of one I should have to say of the others. There was no lack in the soldierly qualification of these four men. Strong, able-bodied and equal to any and all hardships and uniformly good tempered. They marched, fought and were mustered out with the regiment. It has seemed to me that these men with their health and constitutions had promise of long life. But three of them have been dead a good many years. William was living in California the last I knew of him in 1900.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 541