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Russell, William P.


Age: 50, credited to Middlebury, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: comn SURG, 5th VT INF, 8/15/61 (8/5/61), wdd, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, pow, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, prld 7/17/62, dis/dsb 10/11/62

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Birth: 1811, Unknown
Death: 06/04/1872

Burial: West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
Marker/Plot: 33
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/10/1869; widow Lydia, 8/19/1872
Portrait?: VHS Collections
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


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West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT

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VHS - Reunion Society Collection


Death of William P. Russell. - Dr. William P. Russell, for many years a prominent physician of Middlebury died at his residence on Tuesday morning, June 4th. He was appointed Surgeon of the Fifth Vermont Volunteers at its organization and during the terrible Chickahominy campaign of Gen. McClellan he contracted a misematic disease, from which he never recovered, and which has finally resulted in his death. Resigning his position in the army on account of his shattered health, he returned home, but was unable to pursue his profession, except to a limited extent. Some three weeks since he commenced to fail more rapidly, and his decease was not, therefore, unexpected to his immediate friends.

Dr. Russell was prominent as a Mason and Odd Fellow, and has held important positions in these societies. He was Master of Union Lodge F. A.M., at Middlebury, and Grand Junior Warden of the Grand Lodge of Vermont for several years, and Deputy Grand Commander of the Grand Commandery, and for twenty years was a constant attendant at the meetings of the grand bodies. We believe he was also the Grand Master of the Odd Fellows of the State.

He was a most genial and intelligent gentleman, and will be long and kindly remembered by a wide circle of friends throughout the State.

His funeral will occur on Friday next at 11 o'clock a. m., and will be in charge of the Masonic Order.

Source: Burlington Free Press, June 5, 1872.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.