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Dickinson, William Orlando


Age: 25, credited to Vernon, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/6/62, m/i 9/1/62, CPL, Co. E, 11th VT INF, pr SGT 9/6/62, comn 2LT, 12/28/63, pr 1LT, 12/2/64 (1/30/65), tr to Co. H, 2/22/65, wdd, Petersburg, 3/25/65, m/oi 6/24/65

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Birth: 03/13/1837, Northfield, MA
Death: 10/04/1902

Burial: South Vernon Cemetery, Vernon, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 154286664


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/5/1890, FL; widow Julia M., 10/9/1902, MA
Portrait?: Italo Collection, VHS Collections
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

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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Death of William O. Dickinson in Leicester, Mass.

William O. Dickinson, 65, a former resident of this town, died last Saturday in Leicester, Mass. The body was brought here and the funeral held at the Union church Monday afternoon. Rev. Mr. Buzzell of Spencer, Mass., officiating. Mr. Dickinson was a son of Ashel Dickinson and was born at the place in South Vernon now owned by A.A. Dunklee. He lived there and was proprietor until about 1874 when he sold out and went West and was a locomotive engineer many years. A few years ago he went to Waldo, Florida and bought a home and remained there until a few months ago, when he was burned out. Being in failing health he came to Worcester and remained there and in that vicinity with relatives of his wife until his death.

He enlisted in the civil war in1862 and was a lieutenant in company E, 11th Vermont regiment and served through the war. A braver and truer soldier never drew a sword. Soon after the close of the war he married Mathilda J., eldest daughter of I. H. Green of this town, a most estimable woman who survives him, and who tenderly cared for him during his long and painful illness. He suffered from locomotor ataxis accompanied by an extremely painful nervous disease. He was a member of the Baptist church and lived a consistent Christian life and was beloved by all who knew him. The resident veterans of the civil war attended the funeral in a body and the bearers were brothers of Mrs. Dickinson, Henry B., Walter and Irving Green, and George Rice, a bother-in-law. The burial was in the cemetery near his ancestral home.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, October 10, 1902
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.