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Sweet, William


Age: 42, credited to Woodstock, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 17th US INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, 1SGT, Co. B, 1st VT INF, comn 2LT, 6/19/61 (6/19/61), m/o 8/15/61; comn 2LT, 8/5/61; pr CPT, 17th US INF, 10/26/61; died 10/11/64

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Birth: abt 1819, Unknown
Death: 10/11/1864

Burial: New Bern National Cemetery, New Bern, NC
Marker/Plot: 06/0908
Gravestone photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 3261570

Cenotaph: River Street Cemetery, Woodstock, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
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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New Bern National Cemetery, New Bern, NC

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Cenotaph in River Street Cemetery, Woodstock, VT

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Captain William Sweet, of Co. A, 17th U.S. Infantry, died of yellow fever at Newbern, S.C., on the 14th of October. At the breaking out of the rebellion Captain Sweet went as orderly of the Woodstock Light Infantry, of which he had always been a very zealous member . He served with his company the three months for which they were called out, and returning a lieutenant he was soon after commissioned Captain in the regular army. For some time and until within a few months he was commissary of musters, on General Slocum's staff, and at the time of his death was mustering officer at Newbern. He was long a citizen of this place. His age was forty-five.

Source: Green Mountain Freeman, Nov. 8, 1864
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.