Tallman, William Charles
Age: 30, credited to Irasburg, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 7/17/62, m/i 9/1/62, CPL, Co. F, 11th VT INF, pr SGT 7/30/63, pow, Weldon Railroad, 6/23/64, Andersonville, d/prison 9/23/64 (dysentery)
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Birth: 05/24/1831, Hyde Park, VT
Burial: Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, GA
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 18492741
Cenotaph: Rowell Cemetery, Albany, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 39240456
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Mary, 7/17/1865
Portrait?: Charles Tolman
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)
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
Great Grandfather of Charles W. Tolman, North Saanich, BC, Canada
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Andersonville National Cemetery, GA
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Cenotaph in Rowell Cemetery, Albany, VT
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Biographical Sketch of William C. Tolman (Tallman)
William C. Tolman (Tallman in military records) was born on 24 May 1831 in Hyde Park, VT. His grandfather was John Tolman, born in 1754, the youngest son of a shipbuilding family in Scituate, MA. John married Dorothy Hall of Pembroke, MA, in 1784 and moved to Enfield, NH, where a son, Seth, was born in 1788. Soon after that, the family moved to Vershire, VT. Seth married Selinda Graves in 1816 and moved to Hyde Park in 1830.
William learned the trades of blacksmith and wheelwright. He was designated in military records as "mechanic." He moved to Irasburg, VT, in 1852 to operate the local carriage shop. He married Mary Ann Dorset of Albany, VT, in 1854. They had three children: Carrie Jane in 1856, Wallace William in 1858 (died in 1862), and Charles Seth in 1860.
Mary Tolman began receiving a widow's pension in 1865 and moved with her two remaining children to Morrisville, VT, where she was able to purchase a house in which she gave room and board to out-of-town pupils at the local school.
Carrie and her mother would later move to Massachusetts. Charles ended up in Colorado, retiring in California.
Courtesy of Charles Tolman, great-grandson of William.