Norwich Vermont in the Civil War

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During the four years of war for the suppression of the Rebellion, Norwich furnished 178 different men for the armies of the Union. There were seven re-enlistments, making the whole number of soldiers credited to the town 185. By the census of 1860, the number of inhabitants was 1759. It appears, therefore, that the town sent to the seat of war rather more than one in ten of its entire population, during the four years’ continuance of hostilities. About the same proportion holds good for the state at large, Vermont contributing, out of an aggregate population of 315,116, soldiers to the number of 34,555 for the defense of the Union. Of the 178 men enlisting from Norwich, twenty-seven laid down their young lives in the service of the country. The soil of every southern state, from the Potomac to the Rio Grande, was moistened by the blood or supplied a grave to one or more of these. The town paid the larger part of these men liberal bounties, amounting to about $32,000, in addition to their state and government pay. All calls for men upon the town by the national authorities were promptly and fully met.

The patriotic response of our people to the expenses and sacrifices of the war was, in general, hearty and emphatic; and yet candor and the truth of history compels us to confess that there were here, as in most other towns throughout the north, a few disloyal spirits who sympathized with the Slaveholders’ rebellion, who denounced the war from beginning to end, and who scarcely concealed their satisfaction when news came of rebel victories and union defeats. The lapse of twenty-five years has stilled the passions of those eventful times, and charity impels us to spare these misguided men the obloquy and disgrace such as an earlier generation visited upon the Tories of the Revolution. It is the easier to do this, since on each recurring Memorial Day we see some of those individuals who, in the dark days of the war, reproached the soldiers of the Union as “Lincoln’s hirelings” and invoked for them “hospitable graves” in the south, now conspicuous in assisting to decorate the graves of those who fell, and in rendering honor to those veterans who still survive. Not to have given a helping hand when one’s country was convulsed by a mighty struggle for existence, not to have contributed their mite in aid of the grand result in which the new birth of the nation was achieved, surely the memory of this were punishment enough for any who may have lived till now to witness (what we all behold) the spectacle of a great people, reunited, prosperous, and altogether free.

Norwich Soldiers in the Civil War, 1861-1865

Volunteers for Three Years

Surname
Given
Initial
Age
Reg.
Co.
Enlistment
Remarks
AdamsCalvinS.439ADec. 30, 1863Discharged Feb. 25, 1864.
AndrewsJohn4217IJune 10, 1864Deserted July 14, 1864. Arrested and sentenced to three years at Ft. Delaware.
AustinGeorgeE.1817FApr. 12, 1864Pro. Corp., Sergt., 2nd Lt. Co. D, July 10, 1865. Must, out as Sergt. July 14, 1865.
BeedleElishaT.1817DFeb. 13, 1864Wounded. Pro. Cor., May 9, 1865. Mustered out July 14, 1865.
BicknellWilliam254BSept. 2, 1861Mustered out Sept. 30, 1864.
BillsGeorge196COct. 19, 1861Died of disease in service, Dec. 2, 1862.
BloodHorace25Cav.DNov. 8, 1861Discharged May 18, 1862.
BloodWilliamH.226BAug. 14 , 1862Mustered out June 19, 1865.
BowkerJohn1817HApr. 16, 1864Deserted May 22, 1864.
BuswellAlbert428DJan. 4, 1864Mustered out June 28, 1865
CarpenterWilliamE.248DJan. 4, 1864Absent sick June 28, 1865. (Date of muster out of his Regt.)
ChamberlinFranklin257HJan. 24, 1862Died at Pensacola, Flu, Dec. 27, 1862.
ClappAlonzoD.1817DOct. 7, 1863Corporal. Died in hospital Oct. 29, 1864
CloughBurchard279AJan. 4, 1864Prisoner, Feb. 2, 1864. Died at Andersonville, June 30, 1864
ColburnWilliamH.243CJune 1, 1861Killed in battle at Lewinsville, Va. Sept 12, 1861
CoonAlmonG.2317DFeb. 11, 1864Serjeant. Discharged Jan. a, 1865
CoonWilliamH1917DFeb. 11, 1864Corporal. Pro. Sergeant. Mustered out July 14, 1865
CoreyWilliamH. H.206BSept 20, 1861Pro. Corp. Feb. 1, 1862. Discharged Oct. 27, 1862
CrawfordBradfordM.1817IJune 21,. 1864Mustered out July 14, 1865.
CurrierGeorge239ADec. 26, 1863Died of disease at Ft. Monroe, Va., Nov. 4, 1864.
CurrierLewis187HFeb. 26, 1862Died of disease at Carrollton, La., Nov. 10, 1862.
CurrierSimeon237HFeb. 14, 1862Discharged Oct. 15, 1862.
CurtisGeorgeA.19Cav.EOct. 11, 1861R-enlisted Dec. 28, 1863. Deserted Oct. 19, 1864, Cedar Creek.
DavisOscarF.339ADec. 26, 1863Prisoner Feb. 2, 1864. Died at Andersonville Sept. 9, 1864.
DoucettJoseph2117DFeb. 17, 1864Deserted Mar. 9, 1864.
DoyleErasmus253FJune 1, 1861Re-enlisted Dec. 21, 1863. Died of wounds May 8, 1864.
DuttonLewisH.193CJune 1, 1861Sergeant. Discharged Mar. 24; 1863.
EastmanCharlesM.1511DOct. 20, 1863Pro. Corp. Mustered out Aug. 25, 1865.
FowlerJohnG.3CJuly 21, 1861Pro. Corp. Oct. 2, 1861. Discharged Dec. 26, 1862.
GadboisJoseph307FNov. 30, 1861Sergt. Re-en. Mar. 8, 1864. Deserted while on Vet. furlough, Sept. 27, 1864.
GammellWilliamT.1917DFeb. 19, 1864Mustered out of service July 14, 1865.
GeeFreeman2117IJune 23, 1864Missed in action, Sept. 30, 1864. Discharged Aug. 3, 1865.
GeeGeorgeW.1817IJuly 4, 1864Missed in action Sept. 30, 1864. Mustered out July 14, 1865.
GibbsMyronD.196BAug. 16, 1862Mustered out June 19, 1865.
GoddardCharlesA.216BSept. 18, 1861Pro. Corp., Sergt. Mustered out Oct. 28, 1864.
GoffMarshallC.1917DAug. 26, 1863Prisoner. Died at Salisbury, N. C, Feb. 11, 1865.
GoodrichJamesB.2511HAug. 7, 1862Prisoner June 23, 1864 (Welden R. R.) Died in rebel prison.
GoodrichLeonardH.286BAug. 14, 1862Discharged Mar. 17, 1864. Lost a leg in service.
HallDaniel246BFeb. 24, 1862Re-enlisted Mar. 27, 1864. Mustered out June 26, 1865.
HallGeorgeW.233FJune 1, 1861Discharged Feb. 26, 1863.
HartwellCharlesW.2017IJune 8, 1864Died Nov. 3, 1864.
HatchHenryH.223CJune 1, 1861Corporal. Discharged July 24, 1862.
HebardAbelC.249ADec. 26, 1863Pro. Corp June 5, 1865. Mustered out Dec. 1, 1865.
HebardGeorgeB229ADec. 24, 1863Discharge for disability soon after muster in.
HebardJamesC.196BSept. 2, 1861Discharged Oct. 29, 1862
HernesyPeter349FDec. 21, 1863Mustered out of service Dec. 1, 1865.
HiltonJosephL.226BSept. 6, 1861Pro. Corp. Mustered out Oct. 38, 1864.
HindsJustinG.21Cav.DJuly 29, 1864Died in Libby Prison, Nov. 16, 1864.
HoltCharles309IDec. 21, 1863Mustered out of service Dec. 1, 1865.
HollandReubenW.275HAug. 28, 186 1Re-en. Dec. 15, 1863. Wounded May 5, 1864. Mustered out June 29, 1865.
HopsonAllenH.174BAug. 7, 186 1Died Dec. 24. 1862, of wounds received at Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862.
HopsonWilliamH.213CJune 1, 1861Discharged Nov. 5, 1862. Re-en. Feb. 24, 1864, in Co. F., 17 Regt. Pro. Corp. Apr. 24. 1864. Killed in battle of Poplar Grove Church, Va., Sept. 30, 1864.
HowardSeaver3617HSept. 24, 1863Sergt. Transferred to Vet Res. Corps Apr., 1865. Mustered out July 30, 1865.
HutchinsonAlonzoB266BCom. Capt. Co. B. 6th Rest. Oct. 5, 1861, Honorably discharged July 23, 1863. for wounds received at Bank's Ford, Va., May 4,, 1863.
JohnsonAugustusH.206BSept. 23, 1861Died of disease at Washington, Oct. 20, 1862.
KimballAlpah237HJan. 23, 1862Re-enlisted Feb. 15, 1864. Mustered out Mar. 14, 1866.
KimballBenj.F.4417DFeb. 26, 1864Trans, to Vet. Res. Corps. Mustered out July 20, 1865.
KimballDaniel319ADec. 29, 1863Mustered out of service Oct. 19, 1865.
KimballHenryH.196BSept. 17, 1863Pro. Corp. Discharged Oct. 4, 1862.
KimballWilliamA.183FSept. 17, 1861Discharged Dec. 25, 1862. Died at Norwich, Jan. 14, 1863.
KnappChas.A.186BSept. 5, 1861Died June 4 X 1864, of wounds received at Spottsylvania.
KnappHenryW.214KSept. 2, 1861Musician. Mustered out of service Sept. 30, 1864.
LamphereGeorge216BApr. 1, 1862Pro. Corporal, Sergt. Mustered out Apr. 16, '05.
LowWillard248Dec. 28, 1863Mustered in Jan. 7, 1864. Deserted.
MarcotteAlexis219Dec. 21, 1863Mustered in Tan. 7, 1864. Deserted. Died in Canada.
McDonaldWilliam2217IJune 21, 1864Deserted July 7, 1864.
McNortenSeth4317DFeb. 18, 1864Mustered out May 25, 1865.
MenoitClifford219Dec. 29, 1863Deserted. Never joined regiment.
MessengerAlbertH.306BAug. 16, 1862Mustered out of service June 19, 1865.
MessengerChas.M.226BSept. 6, 1861Mustered out of service Oct. 28, 1864.
MessengerGeorge266BSept. 7, 1861Corporal, Pro. Sergt. Mustered out Oct. 28, 1864.
MoreyGeorgeW.229FDec. 25. 1863Mustered out Dec. 1, 1865.
MoreyRobertR.339FDec. 19, 1863Mustered out Dec. 1, 1865.
NealJamesK.1719AAug. 18, 1864Died Mar. 29, 1865, at Hampton, Va.
NoyesEdwinM.253CMay 23, 18612nd Lieut, Pro. 1st Lieut. Nov. 7, 1861. Died Aug. 31, 1862.
NyeGeorgeW.349ADec. 26, 1863Mustered out Aug. 7, 1865.
ParkhurstOscarM.224BSept. 28, 1861Re-enlisted Dec. 28, 1863. Pro. Corp Jan. 1. 1864. Mustered out June 12, 1865
PennockFrederick186BMar. 10, 1862Killed by a shell before Petersburg June 27, 1864.
PiperMerrillJ.1817IMay 29, 1864Deserted July 7, 1864.
RayEdwinR.229ADec. 26, 1863Died of disease Mar. 7, 1864, at Newborn, N. C.
ReynoldsGeorgeW.1917DFeb. 18, 1864Mustered out July 11 1865.
RileyPeter349ESept. 7, 1864Transferred to nth Rest. Jan. 20, 1865. Mustered out Aug. 25, 1865.
SargentCharlesA.224BAug. 22, 1861Wounded. Lost a leg in service. Discharged Aug. 25, 1863.
SargentJamesM.226BAug. 18, 1862Mustered out June 19, 1865.
ShadickIsaac1817HMar. 29, 1864Died of disease Oct. 29, 1864.
SilverGeorgeW.196BOct. 1, 1861Discharged Oct. 29, 1862.
SilverHenry186BOct. 1, 1861Discharged Sept. 25, 1862. Wounded.
SlackRansemA.206BSept. 20, 1861Pro. Corporal. Wounded. Mustered out Oct. 28, 1864.
SlateHenryW.1817DFeb. 25, 1864Mustered out July 14, 1865.
SmalleyJohnG.216FJune 1, 1861Discharged May 19, 1863.
SproatEdwardM.184BAug. 14, 1861Killed in action at Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862.
TaylorGeorgeW.266BAug. 30, 1861Deserted July 18, 1863.
TaylorHenry199KSept. 7, 1864Deserted October, 15, 1864.
ThompsonBernard30Cav.IAug. 24, 1864Mustered out Aug. 9, 1865.
TillersonWilliam196BJuly 30, 1862Transferred to Vet. Res. Corps Sept 1, 1863. Mustered out July 12, '05.
TracyFred1817IJune 21, 1864Transferred to Vet. Res. Corps Apr. 29, 1865. Mustered out Aug. 22, 1865
TurnerSilasN.236BAug. 14, 1862Died Jan. 6, 1863.
WallaceMartinL.297HJan. 19, 1862Discharged Oct. 15, 1862.
WelchPatrick267Sept. 8, 1864Deserted. No further record.
WhitcombChas.B.1817IFeb. 10, 1864Mustered out July 14, 1865
WilkeyJamesH.2310EJan. 4, 1864Transferred to Vet. Res. Corps Nov. 25, 1864. Mustered out Aug. 18, 1865.
WilleyDanforth407HJan. 28, 1862Died July 29, 1862, at Baton Rouge, La.
WrightAlexisB.439ADec. 29, 1863Died Mar. 25, 1865.
WrightThomasK. G.236BSept. 6, 186Corporal. Transferred to 12th Mich Regt. Feb. 20, 1862
WrightJohnH.226BSept. 7, 1861Re-en. Jan. 5, 1864. Discharged for promotion in 3rd Battery. 1st Lieut. July 26 1864. Honorably discharged May 29. 1865.
YarringtonHarveyJ.316BAug. 16, 1862Pro. Corporal June 5, 1865. Discharged May 12, 1865.
YarringtonHorace236BAug. 18, 1862Transferred to Vet. Res. Corps Dec. 14, 1864. Discharged July 1, 1865.
YarringtonMerrillE.219AJan. 2, 1864Pro. Corporal June 5, 1865. Mustered out Due. 1, 1865.
YarringtonWilliamP.219AJan. 4, 1864Pro. Corporal Feb. 18, 1865. Mustered out June 22, 1865.

Volunteers for One Year – Army

Surname
Given
Initial
Age
Regiment
Company
Enlistment
Remarks
BartlettCharlesH.197HFeb. 20 1865.Mustered out of service July 18 1865
JenksJohnE.219ISept. 3 1864Mustered out of service June 19 1865
JohnsenJames238IMar. 11, 1865Dishonorably discharged and sentenced to 5 years hard labor. May 21, 1865
TerryJulius346HSept. 12 1864Discharged June 3 1865

Volunteers for One Year – Navy

  1. Clough, Thomas S.
  2. Clough, William W.
  3. Colburn, Myron S.
  4. Davis, Frank A.
  5. Gordon, Charles F.
  6. Powers, Chandler W.
  7. Sproat, James S., (Two enlistments)
  8. Waterman, John

Volunteers for Nine Months – Army

Surname
Given Name
Initial
Age
Reg.
Co
Enlistment
Remarks
AlgerAaronP.2716HSept. 15, 1862Mustered out of service Aug. 10, 1863.
BallardEdwinL.3016KSept. 15, 1862Mustered out of service Aug. 10, 1863.
BensonLeviA.1816KSept. 15, 1862Discharged Jan. 22, 1863. Died at Norwich Apr. 9, 1864.
BrownJohnB.2416KSept. 15, 1862Mustered out of service Aug. 10, 1863.
BrownWilliamL.2316KSept. 15, 1862Mustered out of service Aug. 10, 1863.
CaswellCharles4016KSept. 15, 1862Mustered out of service Aug. 10, 1863.
ColburnRichardA.1816KSept. 15, 1862Mustered out of service Aug. 10, 1863.
ConverseCharlesB.2016KSept. 15, 1862Corporal. Reduced to the ranks by request.
CurrierDanielQ.4316KSept. 15, 1862Mustered out of service Aug. 10, 1863.
CuttingOrangeP.1916KSept. 15, 1862Died of disease near Union Mills, Va., Feb. 28, 1863.
DanforthWilliamA.2016KSept. 15, 1862Mustered out of service Aug. 10, 1863.
FowlerLewisH.1816KSept. 15, 1862Mustered out of service Aug. 10, 1863.
HawkinsHenryG.2316KSept. 15, 1862Pro. Corporal. Mustered out of service Aug. 10, 1863.
HoltFranklin1816KSept. 15, 1862Mustered out of service Aug. 10, 1863.
HuggettDavidH.2316KSept. 15, 1862Mustered out of service Aug. 10, 1863.
HutchinsonEdsen4416KSept. 15, 1862Mustered out of service Aug. 10, 1863.
HutchinsonSamuel3616KSept. 15, 1862Captain. Resigned Jan 3, 1863.
HutchinsonWilliamH.2616KSept. 15, 1862Wagoner. Reduced to the ranks by request.
JenneLemuelR.3716KSept. 15, 1862Mustered out of service Aug. 10, 1863.
KelleyMichael2816KSept. 15, 1862Wounded at Gettysburg. Mustered out of service Aug. 10, 1863.
MarcotteThomas2516KSept. 15, 1862Discharged Feb. 11, 1863
MessengerBenj.F.2116KSept. 15, 1862Mustered out of service Aug. 10, 1863.
MorrisGeorgeS.2116KSept. 15, 1862Corporal. Mustered out Aug. 10, 1863.
SlackHerbertB.1816KSept. 15, 1862Discharged Nov. 27, 1862.
SwaseyChas.L.2416KSept. 15, 1862Mustered out of service Aug. 10, 1863.
ThurstinGeorgeR.2216KSept. 15, 1862Mustered out of service Aug. 10, 1863.
ThurstinHarrisonH.2116KSept. 15, 1862Mustered out of service Aug. 10, 1863.
TraceyJamesB.1816KSept. 15, 1862Mustered out of service Aug. 10, 1863.
WatermanChas.H.2016KSept. 15, 1862Mustered out of service Aug. 10, 1863.
WoodChas.P.2416KSept. 15, 1862Pro. Corporal Feb. 1, 1863.
WoodRodolphusW.3516KSept. 15, 1862Mustered out of service Aug. 10, 1863.

Furnished Under the Draft of 1863

Entered Service

  1. Shattuck, Samuel W. 22. Adjutant 8th Vt. Vols. Oct. 20, 1863. Pro. Capt. Co. H Nov. 24, 1864. Wounded at Cedar Qreek, Oct. 19, 1864. Mustered out June 28, 1865.

Procured Substitutes

  1. Neal, James L.
  2. Pattrell, Oscar L.
  3. Walker, Daniel A.

Paid Commutation

  1. Bartlett, Edson
  2. Johnsen, Albert R.
  3. Turner, N. G., Jr.
  4. Burton, Henry C.
  5. Sargent, William
  6. Waterman, William T.
  7. Currier, Ambrose B.
  8. Strong, Calvin

Enrolled Men Who Furnished Substitutes

  1. Blanchard, Asa
  2. Bradley, Edwin
  3. Bradley, Hial
  4. Slack, George W.
  5. Lyman, Augustus P.


MLA Source Citation:

AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 28 August 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/vermont/norwich-vermont-civil-war.htm - Last updated on Feb 11th, 2014

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