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Howison, William H.


Age: 19, credited to Worcester, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 12/3/63, m/i 12/10/63, PVT, Co. I, 11th VT INF, pr CPL 4/17/65, pr SGT 6/27/65, Co. QMSG 7/16/65, tr to Co. A 6/24/65, m/o 8/25/65

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Birth: 11/24/1844, Kingsey Falls, Canada East
Death: 02/07/1929

Burial: Forest Hill Cemetery, Chippewa Falls, WI
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
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Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/11/1902, WI; widow May, 2/19/1929, WI
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

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


Great Granduncle of Susan Helf, Seattle, WA

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Forest Hill Cemetery, Chippewa Falls, WI

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William H. Howison

William Henry Howison was born in Kingsey Falls, Drummond County, Quebec on Nov. 24, 1844. He was raised in Vermont. Will enlisted on Dec. 2, 1863 in Brattleboro, Vt. He served in Battery I, A and D, 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery, Second Brigade, Second Division of the 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac. Will was mustered out of service on Aug. 25, 1865, having fought in the following battles: Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Weldon Railroad, Ft. Stevens, Charleston, Gilbert's Ford, Opequan, Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek and the first and second battles of Petersburg in March and April of 1865. Will moved from Vermont to Chippewa Falls, WI, in 1869 with his father, stepmother, half-sister and half-brother. Will became very active in the local G.A.R.

Will Howieson died on Feb. 7, 1929 in Chippewa Falls, WI. He was given a large military funeral. I believe he is buried in the Forest Hills Cemetery in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.

Contributed by Susan Helf, Seattle, Washington, Will's great-grandniece.