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The Collings’

While cleaning up some older posts on the site, I came across something that I discovered a year or more ago. The father of Herbert Turner Collings Jr. was a POW in World War One. I never dug in enough to do some of the background on Senior, and now have. My number one hopeContinue reading “The Collings’”

PRIVATE JOHN YOUNGS

Unknown DOB – November 18, 1862 (unknown location); unknown ageCompany E, 12th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers.Enlisted October 18, 1861.Died November 18, 1862 of dysentery.Burial information not found.

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 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”

PRIVATE FENNIMORE C. WEEKS

Unknown DOB – September 17, 1862 (Sharpsburg, MD); unknown ageCompany F, 11th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers.Enlisted November 11, 1861.Killed September 17, 1862 at Antietam, MD. Buried at Noank Valley Cemetery, Elm Street, New London, CT

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