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Age: 35, credited to Dorset, VT
Unit(s): 2nd USSS
Service: enl 11/1/61, m/i 2/31/61, 1SGT, Co. H, 2nd USSS, pr 2LT 12/1/62 (12/27/62), pr CPT 5/18/64 (6/23/64), wdd, Petersburg, 6/21/64, dis/wds 10/17/64
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Birth: 1826, Jaffrey, NH
Burial: Shaftsbury Village Cemetery, Shaftsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 57926896
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/1/1863
Portrait?: VHS Collections, USAHEC off-site
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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Shaftsbury Village Cemetery, Shaftsbury, VT
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St. Johnsbury Caledonian-Record
May 15, 1907
Capt. William Newell, the last of the five captains of the third company of Vermont Sharpshooters in the Civil War, died last week Tuesday at his home in Woodford. Mr. Newell was 82 years old and enlisted from Dorset. He was first sergeant, commissioned second lieutenant, later captain, served three years, and was discharged because of wounds.
St. Albans Daily Messenger
May 9, 1907
CAPT. WILLIAM NEWELL DEAD
Served With Third Company of Sharpshooters in Civil War.
Bennington, May 8. - Capt. William Newell, the last of the five captains of the third company of Vermont sharpshooters in the Civil War, died yesterday at his home in Woodford. The funeral will be held at South Shaftsbury tomorrow afternoon.
Mr. Newell was 82 years old and enlisted from Dorset. He was first sergeant, commissioned second lieutenant, later captain, served three years, and was discharged because of wounds.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.