Williamson, Edson Parks
Age: 18, credited to Middlebury, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 9/3/61, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. B, 5th VT INF, m/o 9/15/64
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Birth: 11/09/1842, Middlebury, VT
Burial: West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 38913519
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/19/1878
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)
Great Grandfather of James Prevo, Richmond, VT
Great Grandfather of Edward J. Allen, Newport, VT
2nd Great Granduncle of Doxandra McCaw-Cook, Gresham, OR
2nd Great Granduncle of Rosario Castronovo, NY
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West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
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EDSON P. WILLIAMSON
Middlebury Man Was a Civil War Veteran
Edson P. Williamson, who has been ill for some time at his home on Washington street with heart trouble, died Friday night at the age of 69 years. He is survived by a son, Abram L. Williamson, with whom he lived, and a daughter, Mrs. Flyn G. Austin, of New York city. Mr. Williamson was well known and well liked and his death was a sorrow to many friends. He was an active member of William P. Russell Post, No. 89, G. A. R.
Mr. Williamson was born in Middlebury November 10, 1842. He enlisted in Company B, Fifth Vermont Volunteer Infantry, September 3, 1864, was mustered in September 16, 1861, and served full three years, being mustered out at Charleston, W. Va., September 15, 1864. During this time he took part in at least 22 engagements. No better soldier ever carried a gun. He was always on duty, never in hospital, although slightly wounded over the heart. He was promoted to be sergeant.
The funeral was held from his late home on Washington street Monday afternoon at three o'clock and was largely attended. The members of William P. Russell Post, No. 89, G. A. R., and the members of William P. Russell Circle, No. 5, ladies of the Grand Army, both of which he was a member, attended the services and accompanied the remains to the West cemetery for burial in the family lot. The ladies of the circle conducted their service at the house and were followed by the Rev. Richard B. Esten, D. D. , pastor of the Memorial Baptist church, and also an associate member of Russell post, who conducted the funeral service. The Grand Army officiated at the cemetery. The bearers were six of his brother comrades, Charles E. Youtt, Charles H. Bain, W. W. Martin, William L. Cady, Jerome B. Noland and Edward Goulett.
Source: Orwell Citizen, April 18, 1912.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.