Bicknell, Dennis H.
Age: 23, credited to Stowe, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF, 17th US INF, 13th VRC, 6th INDP CO VRC
Service: enl 5/7/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. D, 2nd VT INF, pr CPL, tr to Co. C, 17th US INF, tr to Co. C, 13th RGT VRC, 7/6/63, later in 6th Ind. Co. VRC, m/o 6/8/63 (VRC again?, enl 7/6/63, m/o 7/5/66) [College: UVM 59]
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Birth: abt 1838, Underhill, VT
Burial: Kirkland Cemetery, Kirland, WA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kenyon Luce
Findagrave Memorial #: 5107158
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/23/1880; widow Naomi HJ., 2/3/1897, WA
College?: UVM 59
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Dennis H. Bicknell
Dennis Bicknell, born in Underhill, enlisted in the 2d Reg, Vt vols., May 7, ’61, age 23, was mustered as a private in Co. D., into the U.S. service June 20, ’61, at Burlington and chosen corporal July following.
At the first Bull Run battle, July 21, ’61, was detailed at Brigade headquarters in charge of forage, but took part in the next five battles of his regiment in the Peninsula Campaign. In Aug, ’62 he was detailed at Harrison’s Landing, on recruiting service; sent to Vermont with headquarters at Middlebury; January, ’63 went back to his regiment; January 19th was transferred to Co. C., Second Battalion, 17th U.S. Infantry., orders at that time being in force allowing such transfer; soon after, sick with rheumatism, and disease of the liver, at Fort Preble, Maine, brought on by exposure in the field, was discharged June 8, ’63; enlisted July 6, ’63, in Veterans Reserve Corps; was assigned to Company E., 13th Reg., soon after chosen Corporal; May ’64, promoted to Sergeant-Major of the regiment, which position he held ‘till the regiment was broken up, discharged at the expiration of his term of service, July ’66, receiving recommendations from the officer under whom he served in the corps; has never received any bounty from the town or the government; served 5 years, 1 month, 1 day.
George Bicknell, enlisted in the 7th Reg. Vt. Vols., Dec 13, ’61, aged 18, mustered as corporal in Co. E., Feb. 12, ’62, into the U.S. service at Rutland; was one of the few who were willing to continue in the service to see the Rebellion put down, availed himself of the offer made by the government to those who would re-enlist after serving two years, receiving, besides the $100 for his first enlistment, an additional one of $400. His second enlistment dates Feb. 15, ’64. He reports that he was in the battles of his regiment through most of the time in the Gulf Department, was sick in hospital only 2 weeks in Carrollton, La., with swamp fever; and about the same length of time in regimental hospital in Pensacola, Fla., with chronic diarrhea; he also says he received no wounds; mustered out of service Mar. 14, ’66; served 4 years, 3 months, 1 day.
Hemenway’s Historical Gazetteer, 1871, ii:747
Submitted By: Deanna French.