10th Vermont Infantry
I, Pearl D. Blodgett, late Captain Company "E" 10th Vermont Infty Volunteers being duly sworn depose and say that I was mustered as Captain of Co "E" 10th Vermont Infty Volunteers on the first (1) day of January 1863 and was discharged from said 10th Regt on the twenty fifth (25) day of November 1864. On surgeons certificate of disibility(sp) that Corpl William J Graham was mustered into the United States service as Corporal of Co. "E" 10th Rgt of Vt Infantry Volunteers on the first (1) day of September 1852 and remained in the company until his death on or about the seventh (7) day of November 1863. The said 10th Rgt was ordered to march from Warrenton Junction Va to Kelly Ford. Corpl Wm. J. Graham being in a condition not able to march with his company in consequence of chronic diareheu(sp) was excused from duty by the surgeon but as there was no ambulance transportation for him was ordered to keep along with the Regt as best he could and on account of his inability to keep up was left behind and has not been heard from since up to this time. and from what I know of him as a soldier and a man it is acording(sp) to my best belief that he died while in the line of his duty in consequence of exposure and having no one to come for him his(sp) being in a feeble condition. I further state that the said Corpl Graham was always a good and faithful soldier always doing his duty to my entire satisfaction when able to do so. and that I have no interest in this claim for a pension whatever or in it's prosecution
late Capt Co "E"
10th Rgt Vt Infty Vols
Sworn to before me a Notary Public this fifteenth day of February 1866. at St. Johnsbury Caledonia (Cty) State of Vermont
From the pension file of Corporal William John Graham, Co. E; contributed by his great-grandson, William John Graham Jr., Rockford IL