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Dana, Wesley Emerson


Age: 18, credited to Waitsfield, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF
Service: enl 1/2/64, m/i 4/12/64, Pvt, Co. F, 17th VT INF, wdd, Spotsylvania, 5/12/64, dis/wds 6/17/65

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Birth: 05/16/1846, Fayston, VT
Death: 04/28/1918

Burial: Warren Cemetery, Warren, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Chuck McGill
Findagrave Memorial #: 87426318


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/18/1866; minor, 9/13/1918, 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: None


2nd Great Granduncle of Dorothy D. Aitchison, Saint Albans, VT

2nd Great Granduncle of David Backus, Elmira, NY

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Warren Cemetery, Warren, VT

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News has been received of the death of W. E. Dana, which occurred at his home in Warren, Sunday, April 27th, after several months illness with Bright's disease. Wesley Emerson Dana was born in Waitsfield, May 16, 1846, the youngest of a family of nine children born to Samuel and Calista Porter Dana. At the age of 18, he enlisted Jan. 2, 1864 in Co. F, 17th Vt. Vol., and was wounded in the battle of Spottsylvania May 12, 1864. Mr. Dana was one of six boys of his father's family top serve in the Civil War, and all came home alive. He was married twice, Jan. 1, 1867 to Mary Pratt of Warren and his second marriage was to Miss Alice Martin, who died several years ago. He is survived by two sons, Lewis and Arthur Dana of Lowell.

Source: Waterbury Record, May 1, 1918.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.