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Blodgett, William Henry


Age: 19, credited to Springfield, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 7th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. E, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 11/26/61, m/i 2/12/62, CPL, Co. G, 7th VT INF, reen 2/15/64, pr SGT, red 2/13/65, m/o 2/16/66

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Birth: 1843, Springfield, VT
Death: 03/29/1926

Burial: Pine Grove Cemetery, Springfield, VT
Marker/Plot: 36
Gravestone photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 120536496


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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Pine Grove Cemetery, Springfield, VT

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William H. Blodgett

The Vermont Journal, April 9, 1926


On Wednesday afternoon, March 31, the funeral of William H. Blodgett was held, Rev. Henry Crocker officiating.

Mr. Blodgett was born in Springfield in 1843. He had the honor of being the first Vermonter to volunteer for the Union Army. On the 9th of May, 1861, he enlisted in the First Regiment of Vermont Volunteers as a private in Company E., O. S. Tuttle, captain, to serve three months. He was mustered out at Brattleboro, August 15, 1861 at the expiration of his term of service.

On February 12, 1862, he re-enlisted as Sergeant in Company G, Seventh Regiment Vermont Volunteers, Samuel Duttin, Captain. He was discharged on Feb, 14, 1864, at Barrancas, Fla., by reason of re-enlistment as a Veteran Volunteer, under the provisions of General Order No. 191, Series 1863 War Dept., in Company G. Seventh Regiment Vermont Volunteers. On the 16th of February, 1866, Mr. Blodgett was discharged at Brownsville, Texas, by reason of physical disability.

Mr. Blodgett's early enlistment and long service entitles him to grateful remembrance. During the many years since the close of the war, he has been a sufferer from the injury which was the cause of his final discharge. He is survived by his wife, Mary, a daughter, granddaughter and niece.

Tom, this obituary has some good information - George and Joseph Spafford were brothers from Weathersfield and the sister, Jane married Nelson Craigue. I can't get over the amount of traveling people did in those days!

Contributed by Cathy Hoyt.