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Willey, William W.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 45, credited to Berlin, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF, 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. C, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; enl 1/5/64, m/i 1/15/64, Pvt, Co. H, 11th VT INF, m/o 6/9/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1817, Middlesex, VT
Death: 09/15/1880

Burial: Northfield Falls Cemetery, Northfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 71492637

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Louisa E., 4/1/1881
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: 13th Vt. History off-site

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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Tombstone

Tombstone

Northfield Falls Cemetery, Northfield, VT

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Portrait

(Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865)

Biography

WILLIAM W. WILLEY volunteered from the town of Berlin in August, 1862, and joined Company C, at the age of 45. He was too old, but a vigorous appearing man and stood the test of march, camping out doors, and picket line as well as younger men. Was a reliable, civil and a good substantial citizen at enlistment. He found no fault and fell into line promptly when called. Served out his term and received an honorable discharge July 21, 1863 His record was good and no fault to be found in any place. Was brave and cool, and not afraid to face death in a charge. The war was not over and Comrade Willey volunteered again and this time into Company H, 11th Vermont Regiment in January, 1864, and counted this time on the quota of Marshfield. He had an opportunity to see plenty of fighting while in the 11th, and it is presumed he did. Was not in the 11th, so cannot say if present in the battles of Cedar Creek and Petersburg. He was mustered out at the close of the war and returned home and settled down and resumed business as before. He died at Montpelier, Vt., September 15, 1880, and is interred in the cemetery at Northfield, Vt. A picture will be seen of him on page 208.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 513