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Piper, William

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 24, credited to Weathersfield, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 6/18/62, m/i 7/9/62, PVT, Co. D, 9th VT INF, pr SGT 7/4/63, kia, Newport Barracks, 2/2/64

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VITALS

Birth: 03/31/1838, Plymouth, VT
Death: 02/02/1864

Burial: New Bern National Cemetery, New Bern, NC
Marker/Plot: 08/1319
Gravestone photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 3260619

Cenotaph: Pine Grove Cemetery, Springfield, VT
Marker/Plot:
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan, Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 184262284

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: yes, minor, 6/13/1864; father Joseph, 8/19/1892, VT, not approved
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: There are two cenotaphs for this soldier. The first is at Pine Grove Cemetery in Springfield, VT. The second is at Smokeshire Cemetery in Chester, VT. (See photos below)

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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BURIAL:

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New Bern National Cemetery, NC

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CENOTAPH:


Tombstone

Cenotaph at Pine Grove Cemetery, Springfield, VT

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Obituary

NINTH VERMONT REGIMENT
List of Casualties In Newport Barracks
Killed Sergt. William Piper, D, Weathersfield

Source: Vermont Watchman and State Journal, February 26, 1864.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.

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