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21st Connecticut Infantry (USA)
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Name: William CantwellRank: Private Company: I

My Great-Great Grandfather Cantwell enlisted in Norwich CT in August of 1862. He was present with the 21st in reserve at Fredericksburg VA on December 13th of that year and as a result was an unfortunate participant of Burnside's 'Mud March' that followed. He reenlisted in 1864 but was several times sent to field hospitals for dysentery and rhumetism. He was in a hospital when the 21st was engaged at Cold Harbor VA. At the time he was 44 years old. The oldest soldier in Co.I He was soon after discharged for medical reasons and returned to Norwich CT. He died in 1891.

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