Age: 26, credited to Williamstown, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: enl 9/29/61, m/i 10/15/61, PVT, Co. B, 6th VT INF, reen 12/15/63, wdd, Salem Heights, 5/3/63, wdd, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64, pr SGT, comn 2LT, Co. K, 11/12/64 (12/15/64), pr 1LT, 4/22/65 (5/3/65), m/o 6/26/65
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Birth: 01/21/1840, County Cork, Ireland
Burial: St. Johns Cemetery, Northfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 85306751
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/19/1872
Portrait?: VHS Collections
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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St. Johns Cemetery, Northfield, VT
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NORTHFIELD MAN DEAD.
William Raycroft, Well-Known Resident, Died Today.
Northfield, July 28. - William Raycroft, a well-known resident, died early this morning of hemorrhage of the lungs. He was in his usual health yesterday. The deceased leaves a son, Dr. Raycroft of Chicago, and a daughter, Louise Raycroft of Fair Haven, Mass.
Mr. Raycroft was a veteran of the civil war, having entered company B, Sixth Vermont as a private in 1861. He won honorable promotion, and when mustered out in 1865 was a first lieutenant. He was 62 years of age. The funeral arrangements are not yet completed.
Source: Barre Times, July 28, 1903
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.