Age: 28, credited to Shoreham, VTVITALS
Birth: 12/04/1835, Marieville, PQ, CanadaADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Prospect Cemetery, Vergennes, VT
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and other veterans who may be buried there.
LAST OF TWENTY THREE CHILDREN
TIMOTHY WISSELL A WAR VETERAN
Timothy Wissell died Thursday evening at his home in Panton, after a lingering illness of a complication of diseases, in the 71st year of his age. He is survived by a wife, two sons, Xurry of Panton, and Pliny of Middlesex, three daughters, Mrs.H.E. Parson, Mrs. Carlos Amblo of Burlington, and Mrs. A.B. Carpenter of Waterbury. Mr.Wissell was born in Canada and is the last of a family of 20 sons and three daughters, He has lived in Panton for the last 41 years, and carried on his trade of blacksmith.
Mr. Wissell was a veteran of the Civil War and was a member of Co. K., 1st. Vermont Cavalry, enlisting December 9, 1863, and was mustered out August 9, 1865. He was in that portion of the regiment which was the ill-fated Dalghren, when he made his dash around the city of Richmond, the object being to release Union prisoners confined to Libby prison on Belle Isle. Mr. Wissell was near Col. Dalghren, who was murdered by the rebels and afterward cut off a finger to secure a ring he wore. Mr. Wissell was captured at the time and spent two months and five days in Richmond prison, in which he was paroled May 8, 1864.
Middlebury Register, August 17, 1906
Courtesy of Deanna French