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Pelton, William Wood


Age: 32, credited to Woodstock, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF
Service: comn CPT, Co. B, 1st VT INF, 4/27/61 (4/27/61), m/o 8/15/61

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Birth: 02/05/1829, Woodstock, VT
Death: 08/21/1895

Burial: Highland Cemetery, Woodstock, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams

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


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/26/1880; widow Emily A., 8/28/1895, 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: See UVM's Digital Collections for the Civil War


2nd Great Grandfather of William Vaughan Ralph, Essex, MA

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Highland Cemetery, Woodstock, VT

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Capt. William W. Pelton of Woodstock died Wednesday after a brief illness of heart disease, aged 66 years. He went to war in the Woodstock light infantry as lieutenant and came home a captain. The funeral was held at the Universalist church Friday afternoon, Rev. J. F. Simons officiating, and the members of the Grand Army turning out in a body. Capt. Pelton was a well known and respected citizen. He leaves a widow two sons and two daughters.

Source: Brattleboro Reformer, August 30, 1895.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.