Age: 20, credited to Westminster, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/11/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. G, 11th VT INF, wdd, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64, pr CPL 6/14/65, m/o 6/24/65
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Birth: abt 1842, England
Burial: New Westminster Cemetery, Westminster, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 122375196
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/8/1887; widow Ellen P., 4/11/1923, VT
Portrait?: Gibson Collection
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: A family genealogy on ancestry.com says Thomas was born in Henlow, Bedford, England, 9/1/1841; not confirmed yet.
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
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Thomas Ashwell Died.
Westminster Man, Aged 81, Was Civil War Veteran
(Special to The Reformer)
Bellows Falls, March 28.
Thomas Ashwell, 81, a veteran of the Civil war and a resident of Westminster since a small boy, died yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. B. Abbott, in Rockingham. He was a farmer, prominent in town affairs, and one of the few remaining members of E. H. Stoughton post, G.A.R., of Bellows Falls. When he was a small boy he was adopted by Shubal Peck of Westminster, whose daughter, Ellen, he married. She survives. Two daughters, Mrs. J. B. Abbott and Mrs. Henry Fuller, also survive.
Source: The Brattleboro Reformer, 2 Mar 1923
Courtesy of Deanna French.