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Wallen, William Harrison


Age: 26, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF, 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 9/20/62, m/i 10/23/62, SGT, Co. I, 16th VT INF, red 7/4/63, m/o 8/10/63; enl 12/10/63, m/i 1/5/64, PVT, Co. F, 1st VT CAV, pow, Piping Tree, 3/2/64, prld 4/16/64, tr to Co. D, 6/21/65, m/o 10/20/65

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Birth: 1838, Hinsdale, NH
Death: 03/29/1919

Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: 703
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 135124950


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
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: Stone is face down.


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Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT

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Member of Sedgwick Post, G.A.R., of Brattleboro, Dies in Keene.

Harrison H. Wallen, 80, a Civil war veteran and for 18 years a resident of Keene, died in his home there Saturday evening, after being in failing health several years. The body will be brought to Brattleboro tomorrow morning and the burial will take place in Prospect Hill cemetery.

Mr. Wallen was born in Hinsdale, N.Y., Nov., 14, 1838, and when the Civil war broke out he enlisted in Company I, 16th Vermont volunteers, serving from Sept. 3, 1862, to Aug. 10, 1863. He re-enlisted Dec. 29 of that year in Company D, 1st regiment, Vermont cavalry, for the duration of the war, and on Aug. 20, 1865, was discharged on account of gunshot wounds received July 2m 1865. He was a member of Gen. Kilpatrick's raiding parties nd was in some of the important engagements on Gen. Sherman' march to the sea. He was captured twice and confined in Libby and Andersonville prisons, being exchanged while in the former and escaping from the latter through a tunnel. He was a member of Sedgwick post, G.A.R., of Brattleboro.

Besides his wife he leaves a son, Edgar P., of Troy, N.Y., and a daughter, Mrs. A., E, McGirr of Springfield, Mass.

Source: Brattleboro Reformer, April 1, 1919
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.