Age: 28, credited to Ludlow, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF, 17th VT INF
Service: enl 8/26/61, m/i 9/21/61, Pvt, Co. C, 4th VT INF, dis/dsb 1/3/62; enl 3/28/64, m/i 4/12/64, CPL, Co. G, 17th VT INF, pow, 5/6/64, Wilderness, prld 12/6/64, d/svc 4/26/65
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Birth: 1832, Newport, VT
Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Ludlow, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 94621261
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
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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Pleasant View Cemetery, Ludlow, VT
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The Vermont Journal, December 31, 1864
Freeman Wakefield, of Ludlow, of the 17th Regiment reported killed in the Battle of the Wilderness in May last, writes to his friends from the prisoner's camp near Florence, South Carolina to send him by flag of truce a package of 100 pounds weight, of such necessities of life as will keep him from starving. So direct was the evidence of his death in battle that administration had been granted on his estate and commissioners appointed.
Courtesy of Cathy Hoyt.