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Winn, Thomas


Age: 0, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 21st MA INF, 36th MA INF, 56th MA INF
Service: enl, Worcester, MA, 7/19/61, m/i, Pvt, Co. K, 21st MA INF, 7/19/61, reen 1/1/64, wdd, Petersburg, 6/17/64, pow, Petersburg, 6/17/64, prld, n.d., tr to Co. K, 36th MA INF as CPL, 10/21/64, tr to Co. E, 56th MA INF, 6/8/65, m/o 7/12/65

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Birth: 06/01/1846, Unknown
Death: 09/17/1927

Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 34621651


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/10/1885; widow Abbie E., 10/29/1927, 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


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Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT

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Civil War Veteran Served in 19 Battles and Was in Andersonville Prison Over 10 Months.

Thomas Winn, 81, a veteran of the Civil war, former carpenter and plumber, died at 6:30 o'clock Saturday morning in his home at 3 Elm street, after being confined to his home a year or more with cancer of the liver.

Mr. Winn was born in Hardwick, Mass., June 1, 8146, a son of Thomas and Sarah Winn, and lived there in his young manhood. He enlisted in Worcester in June, 1861, in company K, 21st Massachusetts Regiment. Later he was transferred to the 36th Regiment and finally to the 52nd Regiment and was discharged at Readville, Mass., July 12, 1865.

During his war service Mr. Winn was confined in Andersonville prison 10 months. He was not wounded, but served in 19 battles the important ones being Roanoke Island, Camden, Second Bull Run, Chantilla (sic), South Mountain, Cold Harbor, Fredericksburg, Wilderness, Newbern and Antietam.

On May 16, 1867, he married Miss Elizabeth Adams of North Hadley, Mass., and he and his father-in-law, Levi Adams, made wagons in that place many years. After coming here he worked as carpenter for Fred C. Brown, also did some plumbing work. He married, second, Mrs. Abbie E. Wallen, Feb. 17, 1898. Besides his wife he leaves a stepson, Frank Wallen of New York.

Mr. Winn was a member of Sedgwick post, G. A. R., and of the Methodist church.

The funeral was held Tuesday at 2 o'clock at Grove Terrace, Rev. John K. Montgomery, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiated. Members of the G. A. R., and the Women's Relief corps attended the service. Mrs. W. H. Bond sang Crossing the Bar, and Abide With Me. The bearers were J. W. George, O. M. Floberg, E. S. Cooley and William Jenkins. The burial took place in Prospect Hill cemetery. Taps were sounded at the grave. Those who attended from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Wallin of New York and Mrs. J. L. Sibley of Fitchburg, Mass.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, September 23, 1927.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.