Willey, Oramel D.
Age: 19, credited to Topsham, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF, 15th VT INF
Service: enl 9/15/62, m/i 10/22/62, CPL, Co. D, 15th VT INF, pr SGT 5/1/63, m/o 8/5/63; enl 1/2/64, m/i 1/2/64, Pvt, Co. G, 9th VT INF, tr to Co. D, 6/13/65, m/o 12/1/65
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Birth: 1843, Topsham, VT
Burial: West Topsham Cemetery, Topsham, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 76127549
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/17/1895, VT
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: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the unit's Organization and Service for details.
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West Topsham Cemetery, Topsham, VT
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Oramel D. Willey, Only Civil War Veteran in Village, Died.
Oramel D. Willey, one of our oldest citizens and the only Civil war veteran in South Ryegate, died very suddenly Friday morning. Though 80 years of age he possessed good health and was a busy worker at all times. He had gone to the home of Miss Ruth Gates with his scythe to cut grass and was leaning upon his scythe talking to Miss Gates when he suddenly swayed and fell, dying instantly.
Source: The Barre Daily Times, 15 Jul 1922
Transcribed by Tom Ledoux