Squier, Willard Harwood
Age: 18, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF, 2nd USSS
Service: enl 10/28/61, m/i 11/9/61, PVT, Co. E, 2nd USSS, reen 12/21/63, pr CPL 1/1/65, tr to Co. G, 4th VT INF, 2/25/65, pr SGT 6/17/65, m/o 7/13/65
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Birth: 1846, Unknown
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
Portrait?: White Collection, Troiani Collection
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)
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Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
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Rutland Daily Herald, July 23, 1867:
SAD ACCIDENT - Willard Squires [Squier], a young man residing in this village, and employed as a brakeman on the Rensselaer and Saratoga Railroad, met with a shocking accident in the depot yard at this place yesterday morning while engaged in shackling cars on the morning freight train from Rutland to Whitehall, by which he was instantly killed. Nothing definite is known concerning the manner in which he was killed, as no one witnessed it, though it is supposed that as the cars which he was shackling were nearing each other, one of his feet, which rested upon a rail, slipped, and in attempting to regain an upright position his head was caught between the "dead-woods" of the cars and crushed. When found he was quite dead, laying across the track, with his head horribly mangled.
Contributed by Jennifer Snoots.
Note: A picture of this soldier is available in the troianiTroiani Collection.