Age: 40, credited to Lyndon, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 12/4/63, m/i 12/23/63, Pvt, Co. A, 11th VT INF, d/dis 2/27/64 (pneumonia)
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Birth: abt 1823, Scotland
Burial: Soldiers Home National Cemetery, Washington, DC
Marker/Plot: A 168
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 35809524
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Diantha, 6/11/1864
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)
Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career
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From the 11th Regiment
Mortality of the 1st Vt. Artillery, from the 1st of September, 1862 to the 13th of March, 1864.
March, 18th, 1864-----
Mr. Editor:-- Below is a record of all the deaths, that have occurred since the time above stated, with the exception of a few cases of varioloid, which have not been sent to us from General Hospital as yet. I will give their names and age, with their diseases and the date of their death:--
Wm. Shanks, A, aged 40, of pneumonia, -- buried at Soldiers' home, Feb. 26.
The above is a true record of all that have died in our hospital, as before state, making in all, ninety-three cases in one year and a half. Perhaps some may think this a pretty large amount of sickness and death in so short a time; but it seems that thus it is. I have been connected with the hospital department all the time, with the exception of a few weeks. We have things very convenient at present, so that the sick are, or can be, well taken care of; and I think that they do have all done for them that can be, for the place.
Yours &c., W. J. Cheney.
Source: Lamoille Newsdealer, 30 Mar 1864.
Courtesy of Deanna French