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Perry, William A.


Age: 35, credited to Hubbardton, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF
Service: enl 9/3/62, m/i 10/21/62, Pvt, Co. F, 14th VT INF, m/o 7/30/63

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Birth: abt 1827, Middlebury, VT
Death: 09/26/1877

Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Castleton, VT
Marker/Plot: No_Marker; Section 1
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/23/1877, not approved; widow Amanda J., 7/31/1890, 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: Believed to be buried here, but no documentation at this time. Commited suicide; Wife, Amanda J, buried in Section 1 with grave marker.


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Hillside Cemetery, Castleton, VT

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William Perry, the Hydeville incendiary and suicide, was about 57 years old and leaves a wife and six children (three daughters and three sons), all of them grown to adult age. Of the wife, the neighbors speak most highly, and her husbandís old army comrades say a better soldier than he never messed with a comrade. Lately trouble has crept in, destroying their domestic peace, and it is said that Perry had, within a very days, accepted an offer of $200, to go away and never trouble the family again, the money to be paid him this week. The house, barn and corn crib, were the property of Mrs. Perry, and were uninsured.

Source: Manchester Journal, October 18, 1877.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.