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In Grateful Memory

The following soldiers died today, 15th December, during the war:

Baker, Alonzo, age 32, cred. to Springfield, VT
Service: enl 7/21/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. H, 10th VT INF, pr CPL 12/28/62, d/dis 12/15/64, Brattleboro Hsptl
born: 1838, Pittsford, VT; died 12/15/1864; buried: Summer Hill Cemetery, Springfield, VT

Fessenden, Fred H., age 25, cred. to Vermont
Service: enl 14 Aug 1862, Pvt, Co. H, 7th MN INF, kia, Nashville, 12/15/64
born: 1837, Vermont; died 12/15/1864; buried: Nashville National Cemetery, Nashville, TN

Geer, Thomas L., age 36, cred. to Hartland, VT
Service: enl 8/12/64, m/i 8/12/64, Pvt, Co. A, 8th VT INF, d/dis 12/15/64
born: abt 1828, Bethel, VT; died 12/15/1864; buried: Winchester National Cemetery, Winchester, VA

Mather, Warren D., age 26, cred. to Plymouth, VT
Service: drafted - enl 7/22/63, m/i 7/22/63, PVT, Co. I, 6th VT INF, mwia, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64, d/wds 12/15/64, Jarvis Hospital, Baltimore, MD
born: 1836, Hampton, NY; died 12/15/1864; buried: Baker Hill Cemetery, Bridgewater, VT

Osier, Peter, age 19, cred. to Monkton, VT
Service: enl 12/21/63, m/i 12/31/63, Pvt, Co. C, 9th VT INF, mwia, Newport Barracks, 2/2/64, pow, Newport Barracks, 2/2/64, Andersonville, prld 12/6/64, d/wds 12/15/64
born: abt 1844, Canada; died 12/15/1864; buried: Annapolis National Cemetery, Annapolis, MD

Petitt, Edgar, age 18, cred. to Pomfret, VT
Service: enl 1/18/64, m/i 1/19/64, Pvt, Co. B, 7th VT INF, d/dis 12/15/64
born: abt 1846, Canada; died 12/15/1864; buried: Buried in an unmarked grave, , LA

Pope, Edmund Jr., age 21, cred. to Roxbury, VT
Service: enl 9/23/61, m/i 11/19/61, CPL, Co. C, 1st VT CAV, reen 2/24/64, pr SGT, pr 1SGT, pow, 6/29/63, d/svc 12/15/64, onboard transport while a prisoner
born: 02/29/1840, Brookfield, VT; died 12/15/1864; buried: East Roxbury Cemetery, Roxbury, VT

Rowley, William H., age 18, cred. to St. Albans, VT
Service: enl 11/25/61, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. F, 8th VT INF, reen 3/1/64, pow, Cedar Creek 10/19/64, d/prison 12/15/64, Salisbury
born: abt 1843, Northampton, MA; died 12/15/1864; buried: Salisbury National Cemetery, Salisbury, NC

Whalen, Francis H., age 18, cred. to Poultney, VT
Service: enl 12/28/63, m/i 12/28/63, Pvt, Co. H, 1st VT CAV, pow, Ashland, 6/1/64, Andersonville, prld 11/19/64, d/prison 12/15/64
born: 1849, Poultney, VT; died 12/15/1864; buried: St. Marys Cemetery, Fair Haven, VT

Legend: 1C - 1st Class; 1SGT - First Sergeant; 1LT - First Lieutenant; 2C - 2nd Class; 2LT - Second Lieutenant; 3C - 3rd Class; A.C. - Army Corps; AG - Adjutant General; AAG - Assistant Adjutant General; AAAG - Acting Assistant Adjutant General; AACS - Acting Assistant Commissary of Subsistence; AAQM - Acting Assistant Quartermaster; ACT - Acting; ADC - Aide-de-Camp; AIG - Assistant Inspector General; A&IG - Adjutant & Inspector General; AoP - Army of the Potomac; A.P.M. - Additional Paymaster; AQM - Assistant Quartermaster; ARTIF - Artificer; ASURG - Assistant Surgeon; AWOL - Awary Without Official Leave; BGen - Brigadier General; BGLR - Bugler; BNDMSTR - Bandmaster; BTRY - Battery; Bvt - brevet; enl - enlisted; CH BGLR - Chief Bugler; CMSR - Compiled Military Service Record; CON - Consolidated (a regiment); CS - Commissary of Subsistence; com - commissioned; CPL - Corporal; CPT - Captain; cred. - credited to; CS - Commissary of Subsistence; CSSGT - Commissary Sergeant; CSA - Confederate States Army; d/dis - died of disease; d/prison - died in prison*; d/svc - died in service (cause unknown); d/wds - died of wounds; dis/dsb - discharged for disability; dis/dishon - dishonorable discharge; DRMMAJ - Drum Major; DRMR - Drummer; dsrtd - deserted; ENG - Engineer; FFR - Fifer; FMAJ - Fife Major; FN - Fireman; GCM - general court martial; gsw - gunshot wound; Hosp. - Hospital; Hosp. Stwrd - Hospital Steward; IG - Inspector General, INF - Infantry; kia - killed in action; LARTY - Light Artillery; LNDS - Landsman; MGen - Major General; m/i - mustered in; m/o - mustered out; MSCN - Musician; mwia - mortally wounded in action; n.d. - no date; nfr - no further record; P.M. - Paymaster; pow - taken prisoner; pr - promoted; PRIN MSCN - Principle Musician; prld - paroled; QM - Quartermaster; QMSGT - Quartermaster Sergeant; RCM - Regimental Court Martial; RCRT - Recruit; red - reduced (demoted); Regtl - Regimental; resgd - resigned; RQM - Regimental Quartermaster; SDLR - Saddler; SGT - Sergeant; SGTMJR - Sergeant Major; SOWD - Special Order, War Department; SURG - Surgeon; SVC - Service; tr to/from - transferred to/from
Unasgd - Unassigned
USA - US Army
USCA - US Colored Artillery; USCI - US Colored Infantry; USSS - US Sharpshooters; USV - US Volunteers; VHAC - Vermont Heavy Artillery Company; VRC - Veterans Reserve Corps; VVC - Vermont Volunteer Cavalry; VVI - Vermont Volunteer Infantry; WGNR - Wagoner; wdd - wounded
* NOTE: d/prison may include those who died on parole as a result of imprisonment

Source of roster information: basic information on enlistments, promotions, casualties, etc. comes from the 1892 "Revised Roster of Vermont Volunteers," and additional information from a variety of sources, including cemetery, pension, census and other records as well as obituaries and published biographies of individuals, when available.