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Akeley, Willard H.


Age: 19, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 2/3/62, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. H, 8th VT INF, reen 3/5/64, m/o 6/28/65

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Birth: 03/16/1842, Northfield, MA
Death: 02/15/1903

Burial: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Fitchburg, MA
Marker/Plot: Side Hill 75 Laurel Hill B
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 93527144


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/7/1889, MA; widow Ellen J., 3/2/1903, MA
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: None


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Laurel Hill Cemetery, Fitchburg, MA

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Willard H. Akeley

Worcester Daily Spy

February 26, 1903


Fitchburg, Feb. 15. - Willard H. Akeley, a veteran of the Civil War, died at his home, 60 Pritchard Street, this morning after a long and painful illness. Deceased was a native of Northfield, born March 16,1842. His lineage has been traced back to 1485 when an ancestor Nicholas Wilder fought at Bosworth where King Richard the Third was slain. On his mother's side he was related to Daniel Webster and Noah Webster. His early life was spent in his native town, and among his schoolmates was the late Dwight L. moody. He enlisted in Co. H, Eighth Vermont Infantry and served until July 10, 1865, three months after Lee's surrender. He served under Generals Butler and Banks and although in 10 battles and skirmishes never received a scratch. Mr. Akeley came to this city in 1879. A wife and one son, William Akeley, who reside at Hinsdale, and a brother, Arthur E. Akeley of Winchester, N.H., survive him.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.

8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History