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Age: 22, credited to Hyde Park, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 10/15/61, m/i 11/19/61, Pvt, Co. I, 1st VT CAV, pow, Broad Run, 4/1/63, prld 4/7/63, reen 3/31/64, pr CPL 6/1/64, d/dis 12/6/64
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Birth: 1839, Unknown
Burial: Village Cemetery, Hyde Park, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
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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Village Cemetery, Hyde Park, VT
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In this town, Dec 2nd, Thomas Wissell, aged 25 years, 9 months, 8 days.
He was an original member of Co I 1st Vt. Cav., and had re-enlisted. By a diary that was found, which he had left, it appears he went on duty weeks after ill health should have excused him. But naturally ambitious and resolute he labored until a few weeks ago, when he came home, feeble, emaciated and sick, yet not less devoted to his country, but content that he had done his duty, and cheerful even unto death.
" O true heart, the brave and the noble!
That hast given what'er thou could'st give;
Thou arest one among numberless thousands,
Who have died that the nation may live".
Source: Lamoille NewsDealer, Hyde Park Vt., Dec. 14, 1864
Submitted by Deanna French.