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Stoddard, Lathrop Thompson

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Waitsfield, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF, 17th VT INF
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. B, 13th VT INF, wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, m/o 7/21/63; enl 1/2/64, m/i 3/2/64, CPL, Co. C, 17th VT INF, wdd, Petersburg Mine, 7/30/64, pow, Petersburg Mine, 7/30/64 d/prison 8/4/64, Petersburg

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VITALS

Birth: 03/03/1844, Waitsfield, VT
Death: 08/07/1864

Burial: Waitsfield Village Cemetery, Waitsfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joe Schenkman
Findagrave Memorial #: 54926254

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother Mary, 7/29/1865
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: WPA Graves Registration Card indicates that this is a cenotaph.

DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Grandfather of Shane Stoddard, Richmond, VA

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Cenotaph in Waitsfield Village Cemetery, Waitsfield, VT

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Portrait

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

BIOGRAPHY

L. THOMPSON STODDARD was born in Waitsfield and enlisted from that town at the age of 18. He was a tough wiry little fellow, capable of great endurance. For several months he acted as laundry- man for the Company and did good work. Thus the boys were able to keep their clothing in good condition at a small cost while comrade Stoddard worked hard but added to the contents of his pocket-book to quite an extent, and his comrades were willing that lie should be excused from guard and picket duty so that he could do this work. At Gettysburg he was slightly wounded July 3rd. He re-enlisted in Company C, 17th Vermont and was appointed Corporal. Later he became one of the color guard of the regiment. Into that ill fated charge at the explosion of the mine in front of Petersburg, July 30th, 1864, he went and was shot down while protecting the colors. He was taken prisoner but lived only till August 7, 1864. He was one of four brothers who were soldiers.

Source: Sturtevant, p. 466

Lathrop T. Stoddard

HORACE B. STODDARD enlisted in Co. F, 2d Reg., Sept '61; a few months before the expiration of his time of service, while at his post in the battle of the Wilderness, was struck by a ball in the head, and it is supposed he died instantly. His body, and that of his brother, L. Thompson Stoddard, were not recovered,

L. THOMPSON STODDARD enlisted in Co. B., 13th Reg, Aug. 25, '62, mustered out July 21, '63; re-enlisted in Co. C., 17th Reg. Jan. 5, '63 (sic); mustered in Corporal; carried the State Colors 'till cut and torn in pieces by shot and shell; at the time of the explosion of the mine at Petersburg, and wounded in the shoulder while trying to get back to the Union lines, and taken prisoner; spared the horrors of long confinement in Southern prisons; died 8 days after the explosion, Aug. 7 '64, while in the hands of the enemy.

Hemenwey's Historical Gazetteer, 1892, iv:799

Submitted By: Deanna fench