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Town, William C.


Age: 23, credited to Sherburne, VT
Unit(s): 2nd USSS
Service: enl 11/12/61, m/i 12/31/61, PVT, Co. H, 2nd USSS, d/dis 1/18/62 (occupation: farmer, 5' 8", light complexion, grey eyes, dark hair)

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Birth: 1838, Sherburne, VT
Death: 01/18/1862

Burial: Woodmont Cemetery, Burke, VT
Marker/Plot: No_Marker
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother, Hannah, 10/25/1866
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: Believed to be buried here, but not confirmed at this time. Wife, Rhoda, has a stone. WPA Graves Registration Card indicates "no marker".


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Woodmont Cemetery, Burke, VT

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At Camp Instruction, Washington, D.C., Jan'y 18th, of measles and diptheria, William Town, of Co. H, 2d reg't U.S. Sharp Shooters, aged 23 yrs., son of Alvin and Hannah Town, of Sherburn, formerly of South Reading, Vt.

Gently, thought sadly we laid him to rest,
In the cold, cold grave so still,
To rest with God, on Jesus; breast,
And we bow to His sovereign will.
His life work is finished - his labors are o'er,
His country can claim him a soldier no more.

Source: Vermont Journal, February 22, 1862
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.