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Dunton, Milo C.


Age: 0, credited to Dorset, VT
Unit(s): 1st NY HARTY
Service: 1st NY ARTY, wdd, battle of the Wilderness

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Birth: 04/11/1829, Dorset, VT
Death: 1888

Burial: Forest Hill Cemetery, Chippewa Falls, WI
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: mjshistory/Findagrave
Findagrave Memorial #: 168642058


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/12/1865; widow Sarah A.,7/10/1890, WI
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None


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Forest Hill Cemetery, Chippewa Falls, WI

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Milo C. Dunton was born on 11 Apr 1829 in Dorset, Vermont. He served in the military in 1863. Mr. Dunton served in the late war as private in the 1st NY Light Artillery. Was on provost duty in Jefferson until January, 1864, when, with his command, he went to the front, and was engaged in the battle of the Wilderness, where he received a severe wound, resulting in the loss of the third finger of the left hand. He was soon after assigned to duty in the Invalid Corps stationed at Washington, until December, when he joined his command, near Petersburgh, and remained in active service up to Lee's surrender, near Appomattox, and was promoted to rank of corporal. In the engagement at the Wilderness his artillery horses were all shot and all of his drivers wounded, and they were obliged to abandon their guns. After the surrender, in April, 1865, they were ordered to report at Washington, and on the march accidentally cut his foot severely, and narrowly escaped the loss of his foot by gangrene getting into the wound. Was discharged from Campbell, US Army Hospital, at Washington, July 7, 1865. He is a member of the Chippewa County Veteran Soldiers' and Sailors' Association. He was living in 1873 in Clayton, Jefferson Co., NY. He was living in 1873 in Chippewa Falls, Chippewa Co., WI. Came to Eagle Point in April 1873. He was listed in biography. Page 223 (History of Chippewa County Section) He was a marble cutter. He was a farmer. Has eighty acres of good land in Eagle Point, on Sec. 32, Town 30. History of Northern Wisconsin 1881 - Vol I: "Containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources; an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns, and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories; biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers; views of country seats, etc.". Chicago: The Western Historical Co. A. T. Andreas, Prop. c1881)