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6th Connecticut Infantry (USA)
Ancestor Info
Name: Walcott WetherellRank: Private Company: A

He only achieved the rank of private. He was described as having light complexion, grey eyes and light hair, a mechanic and 18 years old. In Nov 1864, his unit is listed as before Richmond. He re-enlisted Dec 24, 1863 at Hilton Head, SC. He was wounded at or near Bermuda 100, VA, May 20, 1864, was listed as AWOL Nov 10-12, 1864 at Staten Island, Ft. Richmond, NY, arrested and transferred to his unit aboard the steamship Vomax Feb 23, 1864. He was acquitted of the AWOL charges Jan 24, 1865, and released to the hospital at Point of Rocks, VA (Ft. Monroe, VA) where he died. This malady was possibly malaria or yellow fever.

Contact Info
Contact Name: Tom Wetherell
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