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Blakely, William


Age: 19, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/6/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. D, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63

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Birth: 1842, Colchester, VT
Death: 03/01/1881

Burial: Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Dave & Julie Buckmaster
Findagrave Memorial #: 63042666


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, minor, 7/9/1890, IN
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: 13th Vt. History off-site


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Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, IN

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One of the Colchester boys of American stock and birth, was a cousin of Lieutenant Rolfe. His service as a soldier was entirely creditable. Possessing as he did, a some- what pugnacious disposition by nature he was well fitted to do valiant service in battle. After the war he engaged in railroad work and while employed as passenger conductor his health failed and he died in March, 1S81, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 531

William Blakely

Fort Wayne News (IN)
Thursday - 12 Nov 1896

To Mark the Spot - Capt. Allan H. Dougall Receives a Consignment of Head Stones for Soldiers' Graves

This morning Capt. Allan H. Dougall received a consignment of twelve head stones to adorn the unmarked graves of twelve veterans who sleep in Allen County cemeteries. These small monuments will be erected this week by Anthony Wayne and Sion S. Bass posts of the Grand Army. Eleven of the graves to be marked are at Lindenwood cemetery. The revered dead are:

Samuel H. Lehman, of Company A, 162d Ohio volunteer infantry
William Bradford Stevens, of Company E, 9th Indiana volunteer infantry
William Blakesley, of Company D, 13th Vermont volunteer infantry
George W. Latchford, of Company A, 1st Pennsylvania volunteer cavalry
Noah Montgomery, of Company C, 6th Ohio volunteer cavalry
George Krownmiller, of Company G, 83d Pennsylvania volunteer infantry
Daniel Hill, of Company D, 90th Indiana, 5th cavalry
Lieut. Lewis D. Kell, of Company H, 167th Ohio volunteer infantry
Captain William Glenn, of Company C, 122d Ohio volunteer infantry
Charles J. Williams, 10th Iowa volunteer infantry
William Moses, of Company G, 74th Indiana volunteer infantry

The grave of George Hassert, of the 11th Indiana volunteer artillery, is at the Catholic cemetery, east of the city.