Drown, George W.
Age: 24, credited to Morristown, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, PVT, Co. E, 3rd VT INF, reen 12/21/63, pr CPL, pr SGT 12/27/64, wdd, Cold Harbor, 6/3/64, m/o 7/11/65
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Birth: 02/22/1837, Wolcott, VT
Burial: Fairmount Cemetery, Wolcott, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 157465222
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/30/1880; widow Vestella E., 2/2/1895, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Fairmount Cemetery, Wolcott, VT
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George W. Drown
LAMOILLE NEWSDEALER: JAN. 29, 1863
We give the following extract from a letter which was handed to us by a gentleman living in Morristown. It is dated at Camp near White Oak Church, Va., Jan. 18th. We think the young man a little extravagant in some of his ideas, though there can be no doubt " there is a cause".---------
Perhaps you would inquire whether the boys were eager to go into another fight, my reply is this: they are not, under the present prospect of affairs, and since the Battle of Fredericksburg, they have become dreadfully demoralized, many have deserted, and others say they will, before they will shoot another rebel, for they admire their courage and perseverance. Nearly all the soldiers have lost their former patriotism, to see our leading men to whom the people of the North look to for freedom, each one of whom trying to build himself up regardless of the Nations welfare, and to the way our sick and wounded soldiers are cared for, and freezing to death in our Hospitals, uncared for, unthought of. I have been an eye witness to such cases----six in one night, in one hospital. Soldiers are going around without half clothes enough to cover their nakedness this cold winter, yet the tax payers of the North, say push on; do not wait for clothes or provisions, and lay out on the cold ground they do not think they can go out at all, without putting on the furs of a Norwegian. I have not suffered any of these things, but others have, and I should if I had not taken my own money to buy comforts with.. Do not think I am getting discouraged, not yet. I think we will be able to possess the land, but we want different leading men, whose cause and purpose is freedom and Union. Turn our senate chambers upside down, and spill out the members, put gags into the mouths of the press, stop that, and let our Administration, and his generals do the planning and talking, and then with our brave boys to fight, we should get along well enough; but with shortsighted penurious grumblers at the North, blowing, and Congress for speaking trumpet, we can do nothing. Them's my sentiments. Let others say as they will. I am for the Union still, administration, emancipation and all. Whole Hog or none is my motto.
George W. Drown
Submitted by Deanna French.