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William V. Meeker Civil War service letter, 19--?
Meeker, W. V.
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Vermont Historical Society Library  Misc 880  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : Meeker, W. V. (William V.)
Title : William V. Meeker Civil War service letter, 19--?
Summary :

Negative reproduction of a letter written by William V. Meeker to his daughter, Susie, to aid her in gaining membership in a society. The letter describes his military service in the Civil War but does not contain much information of battles or camps. It is mainly a record of when he enlisted and his promotions, based on certificates in his possession.

Biographical or historical data :

William V. Meeker first enlisted in Co. I, 1st Vermont Infantry Regiment on May 2, 1861, in Middlebury, Vermont, and was selected as the company's first sergeant. He was mustered out August 15, 1861. He enlisted in Co. G, 11th Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment on August 5, 1862, in New Haven, Vermont, and again was selected as first sergeant. He was promoted to second lieutenant in Co. C, 11th Vermont March 29, 1863. He was promoted to first lieutenant in Co. G, 11th Vt. Inf. on December 28, 1863 and mustered out June 24, 1865. He married Susan Hawthorne, of Hampton, New York, and had three daughters, Mary, Adeline, and Susie. Immediately after the war, he lived in Rutland, Vermont and worked as a printer.

Personal Subject : Meeker, W. V. (William V.)
Corporate Subject : United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 1st 1861
United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 11th 1862-1865
Geographic Term : Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865.