Stewart, Willis P.
Age: 19, credited to Berlin, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. C, 13th VT INF, d/dis Alexandria, Va., 8/15/63
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Birth: 1842, Berlin, VT
Burial: Black Cemetery, Berlin, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 72450814
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother Adaline, 4/6/1864
Portrait?: 13th History
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: Originally buried in Grave #919 in Alexandria National Cemetery, reinterred in Vermont. 13th Vt. History off-site
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Cenotaph at Black Cemetery, Berlin, VT
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WILLIS P. STEWART at the age of 19 volunteered and joined Company C. Was a fine looking young man, and of a good family, and entered soldier life anxious to do his utmost to subdue the wicked rebellion and help defend his country. It almost seemed out of place to accept boys so young for the hardship, danger and awful realities of army life in times of active warfare. But in fact they made the very best of soldiers, perhaps because Vermonters and enured from early boyhood in the strenuous occupations of farming and lumbering. The young boys of C did their part on all occasions as well as the older one. He was from the town of Berlin where all men and women, boys and girls were patriotic and brave. No copper-heads born in Berlin. All were solicitous for the life of the Union. Our comrade was struck down with fever at Camp Carusi and removed Into a hospital at Alexandria, Va., where he died and was buried in the national cemetery, Alexandria, Va. A picture of this young patriot taken shortly before his sickness will be found on page 194.
Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 509