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Martin, Walter Wallace


Age: 19, credited to Ferrisburgh, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 7/23/62, m/i 9/1/62, CPL, Co. B, 11th VT INF, red 3/23/64, m/o 6/24/65

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Birth: 12/20/1843, Ferrisburgh, VT
Death: 10/03/1929

Burial: West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
Marker/Plot: 201
Gravestone photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 36016692

Cenotaph: North Ferrisburgh Cemetery, Ferrisburgh, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 99176262


Alias?: Martin, Wallace Martin
Pension?: Yes, 7/17/1890, VT; widow Elizabeth J., 10/23/1929, VT
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: None

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT

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Cenotaph at North Ferrisburgh Cemetery, Ferrisburg, VT

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Walter W. Martin

Rutland Daily Herald, Oct. 4, 1929:
Middlebury, Oct. 3. - Walter Wallace Martin, 88, past commander of the Vermont department, Grand Army of the Republic, and at one time an aide of the staff of the national commander, died at his home here at 8 o'clock this morning.
Mr. Martin served two enlistments in the Civil war with Company B, 11th Vermont regiment, from July 23 to September 1, 1862 and from March 24 to June 24, 1864.
He was also past commander of William P. Russell post, G.A.R. His death leaves one survivor of that organization.
With his wife, who is his sole survivor, he attended the national convention of the Grand Army in Portland, Me., last month.
Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 8 o'clock at the Methodist church with burial in the West cemetery.
Contributed by Jen Snoots.



The funeral of Wallace Walter Martin was held in Middlebury at the Methodist Episcopal church on Saturday afternoon. Mr. Martin was the last Civil War veteran in Middlebury. Rev. E. W. Gould, assisted by Rev. Charles Newell, officiated. There was a large attendance. Among those being present were R. H. Linsley of Weybridge, now last survivor of William P. Russell post, G.A.R., of Middlebury, William Laddey and Homer Bostwick of Addison.

The floral offerings were many, and a large number of friends attended the services. A firing squad and a bugler, members of the Middlebury post, American Legion, took art in the exercises at the grave. The bearers were all World War veterans, Dr. H.I. Slocum, Wright Caswell, Noble Brooks, Alba Provoncha, Milton Brown and Edson Day. As the funeral procession passed through the business section of the village, all curtains were drawn. Burial took place at the West cemetery.

Source: Middlebury Record, October 11, 1929
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.