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Johnson, William Dewitt
Age: 21, credited to Pittsford, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF, 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 8/21/61, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. G, 5th VT INF, pow, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, prld 9/24/62, pr CPL, m/o 10/30/62; enl 12/11/63, m/i 12/22/63, Pvt, Co. C, 1st VT CAV, pr SGT 11/19/64, wdd, 4/1/65, m/o 6/8/65
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Birth: 06/22/1843, Lowell, MA
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 34622248
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/17/1863; widow Miriam L., 9/30/1904, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
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A Civil War Veteran Dead.
The funeral of William D. Johnson, who died at his home, No. 90 Killington avenue, at 10:40 o'clock Wednesday evening, will be held at 1:30 o'clock at the Congregational church tomorrow afternoon. Prayers will be said at the home at 12:45 o'clock. He had been in poor health for a long time.
Mr. Johnson was born in Pittsfield about 61 years ago. He served in the civil war with company G. 5th Vermont Infantry for three years, about three months of which he was confined in Libby prison. He received a gunshot wound in the left wrist at the battle of Five Forks, the hand being rendered practically useless by the wound. He was a member of Roberts post, No. 14, Grand Army of the Republic.
Besides his wife, Mr. Johnson is survived by one daughter, Miss Lillian Johnson, and three sons, Melvin, Franklin an Rollin Johnson, all of this city.
Source: Rutland Daily Herald, September 16, 1904.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.