CORPORAL JOHN “JACK” JAMES SLATTERY; U.S. ARMY

May 17, 1924 (New York, NY) – December 7, 2012 (Norwalk, CT); 88 years oldMarried Margaret “Peggy” Webb on December 7, 1959 in Darien, CTLocal address: Harbor View Avenue, Rowayton and 14 Cockenoe Avenue, NorwalkEnlisted on: February 2, 1943Serial number 3131350370TH INFANTRY DIVISION, 274TH INFANTRY REGIMENT No POW camp data in NARA official POW record.Continue reading “CORPORAL JOHN “JACK” JAMES SLATTERY; U.S. ARMY”

A celebrity connection

It’s been more than 6 months since I completed the list of 180+ World War II heroes for this site. I decided it was time to go back through and fix minor formatting mistakes, missing information, and most of all, check NewsBank for any additional information. Recently, 12 more years of my hometown newspaper wereContinue reading “A celebrity connection”

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”

CORPORAL OSCAR L. SMITH

July 21, 1831 (Norwalk, CT) – June 17, 1864 (Bermuda Hundred, VA); 32 years oldCompany D, 7th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers.Enlisted August 24, 1861.Reenlisted December 22, 1863.Promoted to Corporal May 20, 1864.Killed June 17, 1864 at Bermuda Hundred, VA. Buried in City Point National Cemetery, 10th Avenue and Davis Street Hopewell City, Virginia; Section B, PlotContinue reading “CORPORAL OSCAR L. SMITH”

CORPORAL CORNELIUS REARDON

Unknown DOB – February 10, 1864 (Morton’s Ford, VA); unknown ageCompany A, 14th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers.Enlisted July12, 1862.Promoted to Corporal September 11, 1863.Wounded in left thigh February 6, 1864 at Mortons Ford, VA.Died of those wounds February 10, 1864. Burial information not found.

CORPORAL CORNELIUS NASH

1827 (Redding, CT) – August 10, 1864 (Beaufort, SC); 37 years oldMarried to Charlotte White on November 19, 1846 in Norwalk, CT.Children Francis, Charlotte, Cornelius.Company B, 29th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers.Enlisted December 1, 1863.Died August 10, 1864 of chronic diarrhea. Buried in Norwalk Union Cemetery, Norwalk, CT No picture available

CORPORAL MELANCTHON S. LYON

Unknown DOB – March 4, 1864 (unknown location); unknown ageCompany H, 8th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers.Enlisted April 24, 1861.Also served in the 3rd Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers for 3 months.Promoted to Corporal on September 23, 1861.Died March 4, 1864. Specifically listed as “died disease.”Burial information is unknown.

CORPORAL MINOT C. HALE

? 1843 – July 21, 1864 (Georgia); 20 or 21 years oldCompany G, 5th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers.Enlisted April 25, 1861.Promoted to Corporal January 6, 1863.Reenlisted December 21, 1863.Wounded July 20, 1864 at Peach Tree Creek, Georgia.Died from those wounds on July 22, 1864.Unknown burial location.

CORPORAL WILLIAM DUNN

Unknown DOB – June 1, 1864 (Cold Harbor, VA)Company B, 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery.Enlisted December 31, 1863.Promoted to Corporal April 3, 1864.Killed June 1, 1864 at Cold Harbor, Virginia.Listed as “Missing” in 2nd Heavy Artillery regimental book.Also shows his rifle being found with a shattered stock.Unknown burial information.