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Greenleaf, William Luther


Age: 19, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 8/11/62, m/i 9/29/62, SGT, Co. L, 1st VT CAV, pr 1SGT, 3/1/64, comn 2LT, 2/28/64 (5/5/64), wdd, Hagerstown, 7/13/63, wdd, Nottoway Court House, 6/23/64, pow, Reams's Station, 6/29/64, prld 8/13/64, pr 1LT, 2/9/65 (3/6/65), m/o 5/15/65

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Birth: 09/01/1842, Vermont
Death: 12/18/1902

Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 18744163


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/14/1865; widow Addie M., 1/19/1903, VT
Portrait?: VHS Collections, USAHEC off-site
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: Restored gravestone photo courtesy of Deborah Hardy and Jim Woodman.


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Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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Funeral of Gen. W. L. Greenleaf

The funeral of the late Gen. W. L. Greenleaf, who died at his home in Burlington Thursday afternoon after a week's illness with the grip, terminating in pneumonia, was held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the College street church. Previous to the church service a prayer was offered at the house by the Rev. G. H. Beard, who also conducted the service at the church. Musical numbers by the choir and prayer closed the service. The organizations present were The Loyal Legion, Burlington Lodge, No. 100, F. & A. M., the G.A.R., the Women's Relief Corps, Algonquin Club, Co. M, V. N. G., and the Spanish American War Veterans. The officials at the customs house attended in a body, and officers from Fort Ethan Allen were present.

The burial was in Green Mount cemetery, where Burlington Lodge rendered the impressive Masonic service at the close of which taps were blown by Trumpeter Hall, of Fort Ethan Allen. The honorary bearers were Col. G. G. Benedict, Capt. C. D. Williams, Col. E. W. Jewett, William Smith, Solomon Story, and J. A. Arthur. The bearers were member so the Masonic fraternity and were Dr. I. M. Clark, George H. Kingsley, H. S. Peck, G. C. Mayo, H. E. Reynolds, and James Edwards.

Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, December 25, 1902
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.