PRIVATE HERBERT TURNER COLLINGS SR., U.S. ARMY

September 10, 1893 (Danbury, CT) – November 13, 1961 (Norwalk, CT); 68 years oldMarried to Olivia Bliss on October 6, 1921 in Norwalk, CT. One son, Herbert T. Collings Jr. who served in the U.S. Army’s 1st Cavalry Division and was killed in the Philippines during World War II.Last local address: Rowayton Avenue (1910), 19Continue reading “PRIVATE HERBERT TURNER COLLINGS SR., U.S. ARMY”

Norwalk in the Civil War

Today I posted bios for the 73 Norwalk residents known to have died during the Civil War. Of those 73, 18 died as a result of wounds received, 22 were killed in action, 11 died of an unknown cause, 21 died of disease, and 1 died in a drowning accident. There were many more whoContinue reading “Norwalk in the Civil War”

PRIVATE HENRY F. WILLIAMS

Unknown DOB – July 7, 1864 (unknown location); unknown ageCompany D, 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery.Enlisted December 3, 1863.Wounded in the chest at Petersburg, VA on July 1, 1864.Died July 7, 1864 from those wounds.Also served in Company E, 12th Connecticut Regiment. Buried at City Point National Cemetery, Davis Street, Hopewell City, VA; plot 3172

LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALBERT H. WILCOXSON

January 29, 1834 (unknown location) – March 6, 1865 (Tallahassee, FL); 31 years old17th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers.Enlisted July 16, 1862.Wounded and captured February 5, 1865 at Dunn’s Lake FL.Died March 6, 1865 at Tallahassee, FL. Buried in St. Paul’s Cemetery, 60 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT

PRIVATE NATHAN SYLVESTER WHEELER

1830 (Easton, CT)? – August 28, 1861 (Frederick, MD); 30 or 31 years oldMarried to Caroline E. Gilbert on August 12, 1852 in Danbury, CT.Company E, 5th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers.Enlisted July 9, 1861.Died August 28, 1861 of disease.Listed in the 1860 census at 30 years old, married to Caroline, occupation Carriage Maker. Buried at AntietamContinue reading “PRIVATE NATHAN SYLVESTER WHEELER”

PRIVATE FREDERICK F. WHEELER

1834? – September 30, 1864 (Hampton, VA); unknown ageMarried to Elizabeth A. Wheeler.Children David, Emma, Francis.Company K, 6th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers.Enlisted September 13, 1863.Died September 27, 1864 at Hampton Hospital of typhoid fever.Listed in the 1860 census at 25 years old, from CT and occupation as Mason.Burial information not found.

CORPORAL WILLIAM WOOD WESTLAKE

January ? 1843 (Breesport, NY) – July 4, 1863 (Gettysburg, PA); 20 years oldCompany A, 17th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers.Enlisted August 9, 1862.Promoted to Corporal June 4, 1863.Wounded July 2, 1863 at Gettysburg, PA.Died July 4, 1863. Contracted “traumatic tetanus” following amputation of right “thigh” leg. From The Norwalk Sentinel, June 5, 1886 William W. WestlakeContinue reading “CORPORAL WILLIAM WOOD WESTLAKE”