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The Seventh Regiment of RI Volunteers in the Civil War, 1862 - 1865
by William P. Hopkins, Snow & Farmham Printers, Providence, RI, 1903

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EDWIN TAYLOR. Richard Edwin Taylor, youngest of the twelve children of Abiel Easterbrooks and Mary Burr Taylor, was born on May 11, 1844.  His mother died soon after and he was taken to his grandmother's where he lived until he was two years of age.  Then his father married a widow, Lydia C. Williams, now residing in Providence, who had three children, one of whom obtained distinction, as Prof. Alonzo Williams, of Brown University, whilom department commander of the Grand Army of the Republic.  Richard became strongly attached to his stepmoter, and subsequent events shows she cared well for him.

At Petersburg, Va., on the morning of April 2, 1865, he was one of a detail of twenty to accompany a gun detachment and carry twelve-pounder ammunition for use in guns captured in the enemy's works.  I saw the detail start out from Fort Sedgwick.  Fifteen minutes later, I was confronted by his staggering form re-entering the fort   The entire front of his clothing and his shoes were drenched with his blood.  With the palms of both hands he was holding in position what remained of the lower part of his face.  A sharpshooter's bullet had struck him just above the angle on one side of the jaw and passed out near the opposite angle, completely shattering the lower jaw, knocking out his teeth and nearly severing his tongue.  So unexpected was his appearance and so shocking the mutilation of his face, amazement for a moment rendered me speechless, but the next instant I sympathetically addressed him in natural tones and he endeavored to reply.  I assisted him at once to the surgeons.  Never can I forget his appealing glances toward me as the blood continued to poor from his mouth.  My heart sank deep within my breast, and seemed not to pulsate for an entire minute.  His agony increased at the slightest touch of the surgeon's careful fingers.  So intense became his sufferings he could not restrain a cry commingling the horrors of a groan and a howl.  My brain seemed frenzied as I gazed upon him.  I could not realize the spectable my eyes beheld.  He was no longer possessed of a face.  There was but a mass of shattered bones, shredded flesh, and clotted blood.  It had never occurred to me that I should witness such a scene.  I had thought only of the way in which men would bare their breasts to the foe.  Sorrowfully, at length, I bade him good-bye.  He responded with a wistful glance, a sad drooping of the eyelids and a slight lifting of his bloody fingers.  This was experiencing the horrors of war in earnest.  I never saw him again.  He died two weeks later at the Lincoln General Hospital, Washington.

The sad intelligence of his misfortune and of his death was carried to his distant, humble home by the same messenger that carried the glad tidings of Lee's surrender.  In the course of time his good stepmother, from her scanty savings, had his body brought North and interred in the Williams family cemetery at Scituate, providing at the same time a suitable headstone.  So Comrade Taylor has found his last resting place by a country village, where the singing of birds and the voices of little children at play are heard all the day long.  A rosebush in entwining its roots about his recumbent form, over which the dandelion, the daisy, and the clover lavishly scatter their choicest fragrance.  He was ever present for duty, a brave and faithful soldier, a model comrade, and a staunch friend.

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JOSEPH TAYLOR. Joseph Taylor told me, Oct. 6, 1902, that he was born in Leeds, England, Dec. 16, 1847.  When but a babe his parents brought him to America. Evidently then his records somewhat excels that of the member of the Haverhill, Mass., Post, who remarked in the presence of his comrades and of the editor on the train bearing them to the grand parade at Boston in honor of the assembling of the National Encampment of the Grand Army of the the Republic at the 'Hub', 'I suppose I shall be one of the youngest men in line to-day.  I enlisted in January, 1865, and was not fifteen until February.

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WILFRED P. TAYLOR. Sergeant Wilfred Parkins Taylor, the youngest of the six children of Peter and Catherine Burbank Taylor, was born in Lowell, Mass., March 6, 1839.  A little later his father removed the family to North Adams, where he subsequently died.  Then the widow returned to Lowell with her young children.  Wilfred attended the public schools of that city, and afterward prepared for Brown University at the Providence Conference Seminary, East Greenwich, R.I., from his own earnings.  Instead of entering college, however, he responded to the call for troops, and enlisted in the Seventh, Aug. 15, 1862.  At the battle of Fredericksburg he was seriously injured in the hip by a fragment of a shell.  He was forwarded to the hospital at Fort Schuyler, N.Y., and from there to Fort Hamilton.  Next he was sent to Alexandria, Va., and, lastly, to Columbus, O., where he was discharged on a surgeon's cerificate June 18, 1863.  Once again in Lowell he studied law and entered upon its practice, which was continued until failing health compelled its abandonment.  Then he established the business known as the Taylor Chemical Manufactory, and, in 1870, formed a partnership with one Thomas C. Barker, under the style of Taylor & Barker, with works in Tewkesbury, but office in Lowell.  He remained senior partner until his death, Sept. 4, 1887.  His remains were interred in the family lot at the Lowell Cemetery, whih also contains a maltese cross fourteen feet in height and covered with Egyptian figures.  It attracts attention the more readily in that it is beside the Grand Army lot.  Sergeant Taylor married June 26, 1866, Adaline King, daughter of Col. Stephen and Elsie Maria Tillinghast Burlingame, who died June 8, 1897.  Mr. Taylor's mother, two sisters, Mrs. Ann Gage and Elizabeth O. Taylor, two brothers, Charles I., and Frederick Taylor, and wife, also survive him, all at the time residing in Lowell.

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THOMAS F. TOBEY Major Thomas Fry Tobey, son of Dr. Samuel Boyd and Sarah Earl Fry Tobey, eminent Quakers, was born in Providence, R.I., Sept. 30, 1840.  He prepared for college at the University Grammar School, and was graduated at Brown University with the degree of Master of Arts in 1859.  He was made a Bachelor of Law by Harvard University Law School two years later.  His reading was done in the office of John F. Tobey, of Providence.  Admitted to the bar, Oct. 1, 1861, he engaged in the practice of his profession until May 26, 1862, when he enlisted in Company D, Tenth Regiment Rhode Island Volunteers, and served as sergeant until appointed second lieutenant in the Seventh August 5th.  He reported at the camp of the latter about August 20th, and was promoted to be captain of Company E, September 4th, on which commission he was mustered.  Jan. 7, 1863, he was appointed major, but was compelled to resign Feb. 9, 1864, while the regiment was at Point Burnside, Ky., because of impaired health, his system having been severely shattered by remittent fever, contracted during the Vicksburg campaign.

Regaining strength during a year of rest, he enlisted Feb. 27, 1865, in Company F, Second Battalion, Fourteenth Regiment United States Infantry, then stationed at Fort Trumbull, Conn.   March 1st he was appointed sergeant and recommended for promotion, which came May 3d, while on recruiting service at Hartford.  At that time he was the only second lieutenant in the regiment, and was attached to Company A.  His captain resigned May 6th, and same day he was made first lieutenant of Company C.  His promotion as captain occurred Nov. 23, 1874.  Because of disability contracted in the line of duty he was retired Jan. 9, 1892.

Major Tobey married Marie Rebecca, daughter of Col. Charles Wesley and Henrietta Elizabeth Shoemaker Wingard.  They have had no children.  He is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, and of the Masonic fraternity.

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JOHN K. TOWER. Sergeant John Kneeland Tower, eldest of the ten children of Benjamin and Catherine Osgood Tower, was born in Bucksport, Me., July 9, 1832.  He received a public school education, and then when quite a young man, went to Boston, where he learned lithography of Bufford & Son, then located on Washington Street.  He remained with them some years.  In 1854 or 1855, business called him to North Carolina.  On the boat he met John D. Burdick, of Ashaway, R.I., who was on his way to secure the contract to build a section of the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad.  The result was Mr. Burdick employed Mr. Taylor as foreman of a gang of laborers on the road. The former soon sent for his family, the latter was naturally a frequent caller, and, two years afterward, took to himself a wife therefrom, Wealthy W. Burdick.  At that time they were residing in Goldsborough.  Mr. Tower continued in the employ of his father-in-law in various mechanical and manufacturing occupations until the commencement of hostilities, when all returned to Rhode Island.  He enlisted in the Seventh August 7, 1862.  Ere long, however, it became painfully evident he was physically incapacitated for enduring the severites of active campaigning; his constitution was shattered, and he was discharged for disability one year and three days after enrollment.

Once more in Rhode Island, he decided to locate in Ashaway, and there he built him a house where he resided three or four years.  Then he removed to New Haven, Ct., where he had secured a good position.  Still his health continued to fail, and, as his wife's brothers were well established in business in Chicago, Ill., they had little difficulty in persuading his to dispose of his little property in Rhode Island and locate there, hoping the change would prove beneficial.  A position was secured for him in some machine establishment; so thither he emigrated in the summer of 1875.  But the movement was unavailing; he gradually sank and died March 6, 1879.  His remains were interred at Minneapolis, Minn., where the family took up its abode a little later.  Three years after his widow was laid by his side. Two sons and a daughter survived them.  His wife's sister says of him:  'He was the dearest of friends, the kindest of husbands and the most loving of fathers.'

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JOHN F. TRASK. Sergeant John Francis Trask, son of David and Caroline M. Buffington Trask, was born Oct. 3, 1833, in that one of the manufacturing villages of Warwick sometimes designated 'Old Lippitt'.  He attended school at Cranston, Allen's Village, and Scituate.  Later he was employed in cotton mills at various localities, but in the fall of 1860 was spinning at Arctic.  In response to the first call for 75,000 volunteers to suppress the Rebellion, he enlisted in the Westerly Rifles, Company I, First Regiment Rhode Island Detached Militia, April 17, 1861.  At the first Bull Run, July 21, 1861, he was seriously wounded in the left lung and left upon the field as dead. However, he revived, was taken prisoner and confined in Libby Prison, Richmond, Va., eleven months.  As soon as he was exchanged he returned to Rhode Island, took a brief rest and enlisted in Company H.  He was mustered as sergeant.  His confinement in Libby and the wound in his lung had so impaired his constitution, that, ere long, it was evident he could not endure the hardships of active campaigning.  Accordingly, Oct. 31, 1863, he was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps, and stationed at Indianapolis, Ind.  On June 30, 1865, he was mustered out as first sergeant, Company F, of the Seventeenth Regiment of that organization.  For a while he was proprietor of a cigar store in that city, then for thirteen years a member of the Merchants Police force, and, finally, a hay and grain merchant.  The wound received in battle proved the ultimate cause of his death, for from time to time he experienced severe hemorrhages from the lungs.  For several years he sought a pension, and, at length, one was granted (139,878) the very week he died.  He passed from earth Oct. 15, 1880.  His remains were interred in Brown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis.

Nov. 23, 1865, Mr. Trask was married by Rev. Henry Day, D. D., pastor of the First Baptist Church in that city, and earlier professor of civil engineering in Brown University, to Abbie Beaty, who was ten years his junior.  No children blessed their home.  The widow subsequently married a Mr. Thomas.  The bullet that perforated Mr. Trask had been recovered and was highly prized.  In 1892 the widow's home was burglarized, and, as it was kept with a lot of jewelry, it disappeared also.  A portion of the goods, however, were recovered, among them the treasured bullet.  When the National Encampment of the Grand Army was held in that city, Mrs. Trask gave it to a cousin of her late husband, who was a comrade of that order.  All that knew 'Johnnie' were attached to him, so genial and so generous were his ways.

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AARON B. WARFIELD. Sergeant Aaron Burdon Warfield, son of Preston and Hannah Burdon Warfield, was born in the village of Millville, now in the town of Blackstone, but then in Mendon, Mass., Oct. 23, 1844.  His father kept a grocery store, ran the gristmill and discharged the functions of postmaster, the office being in his store.  When Aaron was yet very young Mr. Warfield went to New York City and engaged in business, but soon sold out and purchased a paper mill in Saugerties, N.Y.  This venture was successful, but he was burned out in 1850.  He now cleaned up his accounts and started for California, where he bought a portion of a ranch, but died in 1853.  The boy lived with his grandfather Warfield at Chestnut Hill, Blackstone, until he was sixteen years of age, when he went to work for Horace Cook in a grocery store at Woonsocket, R.I.  The various clerks of that village became, of course, more or less excited over the stirring events of the war, so, Aug. 5, 1862, three of them, Jonathan Childs, Charles H. Perkins, and Aaron, together enlisted in the regiment then forming, the Seventh.  The last mentioned was under age but fulfilled all other requirements, so he was accepted, the authorities having become less rigorous than they were a year earlier.  He was assigned to Company E and at once made a corporal.  For a time he was detailed to the color guard.  At Fredericksburg, Va., he was wounded in the arm and sent to Fort Schuyler, N.Y.  When sufficiently recovered for active duty he was sent to Camp Chase, Columbus, O., the regiment being in Mississippi.  After tarrying there several weeks, he was forwarded to Lexington, Ky., where there was a convalescent camp near the monument where Henry Clay is buried. Here he was put on detached service.  At one time he donned citizens' clothes and acted as a detective and spy, to discover the rendezvous of a number of stragglers from Morgan's men after he had made a riad upon his own city, Lexington.

At length he rejoined his company when it was encamped five miles from Camp Nelson on its return from the Jackson campaign, and participated in its various journeyings to Lexington, Point Burnside, Annapolis, and the advance toward Richmond, when, on May 26, 1864, at North Anna River, he was severely wounded in his left leg, which rendered him unfit thereafter for active service. By extreme good fortune his leg was saved.  He was for quite a time an inmate of the Lincoln General Hospital at Washington, but as soon as he could be moved he was sent home to Millville, Mass.  His injuries proving intractable he reported at the Lovell General Hospital, Portsmouth Grove, R.I., in quest of better treatment.  He remained there until he tired of hospital life, when he asked for his discharge which was made out at once, June 3, 1865.  For two years thereafter he hobbled around on crutches as best he could.  When able he resumed his former occupation of clerk in a grocery store in Woonsocket, R.I., an interest in which he purchased in 1868, and the entirety in 1871.  He has changed his exact location, but always within the confines of that city.  He is a successful business man. On Dec. 5, 1868, Mr. Warfield married Adelaide Chilson.  They have two children.

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JOHN S. WATERMAN. John S. Waterman has been proprietor of a dining saloon at No. 110 North Main Street and 19 Orange Street, Providence, prior to his enlistment, and, on this account, was placed in charge of the cookhouse at Camp Bliss.  He reports that the bread served there came from Rice and Hayward's bakery, Broad Street, Providence.  After the regiment left the State he cooked for the teamster's squad.  At Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862, he was severely wounded by a fragment of a shell that struck the right side of his neck, inflicting a terribly ugly wound.  He now resides, a widower at Apponaug.

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WILLIAM W. WEBB. Second Lieutenant William Wirt Webb, son of Jeremiah and Julia A. Gordon Webb, was born in Warwick, R.I., Aug. 12, 1832.  He attended the common schools of his native town, and, subsequently, learned the carriagemaker's trade.  April 21, 1858, he married Emiline D. Tibbitts, by whom he had three children, Florence, Adelaide E., and William Tibbits.  When he was mustered out of service he returned to his trade and eventually settled in Providence, R.I., though he tarried long enough at Cambridge, Mass., to become a member of Charles Beck Post, No. 56, Grand Army of the Republic, there located.  Subsequently he commanded it one year.  Later, and until his health entirely failed, he worked as a paper hanger.  He sank, a victim to consumption, May 6, 1897.

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JOHN W. WEBSTER. Sergeant John W. Webster was employed, at the outbreak of the Rebellion, in Westerly, R.I., and therefore enrolled himself in the Westerly Rifles, Company I, First Rhode Island Detached Militia.  Concerning his service in the Seventh, it has been said that he never was absent from the command, that he was off duty but a single day, and that he never was wounded, though he had at least one narrow escape.  A bullet struck his watch, glanced, and imbedded itself in a Testament, which he carried in his pocket.  For a long time after his muster out, he was watchman and engineer at the Peacedale Mills, South Kingstown.  For a year prior to Thursday, July 16, 1896, his health had been gradually failing.  On that date he fell near the door of his home and his daughter was obliged to assist him in rising and entering the house.   His strength continued to decline, and he passed from earth the following Wednesday, July 22d, in his fifty-ninth year.  His funeral was two days later, from the Methodist Church, Peacedale.  His wife had preceded him some four years.  Besides the daughter, three sons survive him.

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FREDERIC WEIGAND. First Lieutenant Frederic Weigand was born at Hamburg, Hassan, Germany, July 17, 1821.  He came to America in 1852, landing in New York about August 6th. When the war broke out he was living in Worcester, and joined the Sixth Massachusetts Regiment, a militia organization that had tendered its services for three months.  Upon its return he joined the Twenty-fifth Massachusetts Volunteers, a three-year regiment, having been promised a  first-lieutenant's commission.  For some reason, however, he resigned the position and enlisted in the Seventh, then organizing near Providence.  When the color guard was formed he was made color sergeant and carried the flag at Fredericksburg, Va., Dec. 13, 1862, when it was pierced by thirteen bullets and a fragment of a shell.   Jan. 7, 1863, he was made second lieutenant of Company G, and, March 1st first lieutenant.   May 12, 1864, he was wounded in the hand at Spottsylvania, was transferred to Company B, July 31st, and was honorably discharged for disability on tender of his resignation September 21st.  Soon after the war closed he went to Lexington, Ky., where he married a lady whose acquaintance he made while stationed there.  When last heard from he was an invalid and nearly helpless.

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DAVID B. WESTCOTT. Sergeant David B. Westcott, son of Joseph and Hannah Westcott, was born in Blackstone, Mass., in 1830.  When five years old his parents moved to Newport, R.I., the next year to Johnston, and two years after that to North Providence.  He was educated at Smithville Seminary and Greenwich Academy. His occupation was bookkeeping.  In 1850 he married Lucretia B. Whitman, by whom he had three children.  A son and a daughter died in infancy, one son survives.  At the outbreak of the war Mr. Westcott was a cotton manufacturer in North Providence.  In course of time he became acting orderly sergeant of his company.  When the regiment first arrived at Lexington, Ky., April 1, 1863, he was seriously ill with chronic diarrhea, and, accordingly, was placed in the hospital there, where he died Oct. 26, 1863.

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ALBERT H. WHIPPLE. Albert H. Whipple, son of John and Sarah A. Whipple, was born in Providence in 1830.  He was a harnessmaker by trade, but while in the service was utilized as a tailor by many of his comrades for refitting and repairing their clothes.  He was severely wounded in the leg at Bethesda Church, Va., June 3, 1864.  He married in Providence, Oct. 6, 1870, Sarah Davenport, daughter of Robert and Sally Sanderson, of Ireland.  He died Dec. 9, 1894, aged sixty-four years.  His remains were interred at the Pocasset Cemetery.

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ANDREW J. WHITCOMB. Sergeant Andrew J. Whitcomb, born at Swansey Center, N.H., about five miles south of Keene, Aug. 14, 1833, was the eleventh in a family of eighteen children, that had no stepfather and no stepmother.  Their sire was Otis Whicomb, widely known throughout the world as the original 'Joshua Whitcomb'.  He died March 18, 1882.  Andrew left home when of age, and, with his brother, Lyman, engaged in the housepainting business in Worcester, Mass.  There they were members of an independant company, and there Andrew enlisted for three months in Captain Pratt's company of the Sixth Massachusetts Volunteers.  He soon became a sergeant and was detailed to carry the state color which he did through the Baltimore riot, April 19, 1861.  At the expiration of his term of service he returned to Worcester. Later the two brothers came to Rhode Island, being anxious to serve not only in the same regiment, but in the same company.  After assignment, however, they found themselves under different captains.  Andrew was soon made a sergeant.  He passed through most of the hard service seen by the organization, but was wounded Sept. 30, 1864, at the Pegram House, Va. Lyman was killed May 17, 1864, the eve of Spottsylvania.  He was born May 3, 1832.  A brother, Lucius, in Company H, Sixth New Hampshire Volunteers, was killed Aug. 29, 1862, at the Second Bull Run, while still another, Leonard, was discharged from Company E, Thirty-sixth Massachusetts Volunteers, for physical disability.  Two other brothers were drafted, but not accepted.  It is not strange the family was patriotic, for it descended from Col Jonathan Whitcomb, who fought at Lexington and at Bunker Hill.  About 1875 Andrew married Anna Jones, of Springfield, Mass., an only daughter.  Later he was in the housepainting business at Lowell, but, at length, he became incapable of work and is now at the National Soldiers Home, Togus, Me.

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JOHN R. WHITFORD. Sergeant John R. Whitford was born in South Kingstown Feb. 19, 1837.  He spent all the early part of his life in Southern Rhode Island. He enlisted originally in Company I, Second Regiment Rhode Island Volunteers, but was discharged therefrom on account of illness March 26, 1862.  He regained his health soon after returning home and married Hannah T., daughter of Capt. Isaac M. Church, of the Fourth Rhode Island Volunteers.  Upon the organization of the Seventh he again enlisted and was appointed a sergeant in Company G.  He was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps Sept. 10, 1864, and mustered out of service June 30, 1865.  He is now a carriage blacksmith and resides at Davisville.

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GEORGE A. WILBUR. Captain George Albert Wilbur, son of Apollos and Julia A. Lavin Wilbur, was born in Burrillville, R.I., Aug. 4, 1832.  He enlisted July 28, 1862, having but just completed his law studies.  He had been admitted on the tenth day of the preceeding month as an attorney and couselor at law to all the courts of the State of Rhode Island, but subordinating his ambition to advance in his chosen profession to the dictates of patriotism, he offered his services to his country unconditionally, and donned the uniform of a private soldier.

His intelligence and well-known good character secured for  him early promotion, and when the regiment was sworn into the service of the United States on the 6th day of September, 1862, he was mustered in as a second lieutenant and assigned to Company E.  He took part in the battle of Fredericksburg where he was slightly wounded, and, on the first day of January, 1863, was promoted to first lieutenant and assigned to Company K, with which company he served until the regiment was mustered out June 9, 1865.  On March 1, 1863, he was promoted to a captaincy, and at one time during the seige of Petersburg was the senior captain of the Second Division of the Ninth Army Corps.  While the regiment was stationed at Fort Sedgwick in the autumn of 1864 he was detailed on special court-martial in the trial of many cases.  In fact he held the same office until the Army of the Potomac was disbanded.

He was distinguished among his fellow officers and the soldiers of the Seventh Regiment for his coolness, good judgment and considerate regard for the men under his command, and retired from army life with the good will and respect of all his comrades of every rank.

Almost immediately after his discharge he was, on July 1, 1865, elected trial justice of Woonsocket, and held the office without interuption for nineteen years and seven months.  At the April election in 1880, he was elected to the General Assembly from Woonsocket as senator, and held that office for five consecutive years.

During the time he was in the General Assembly he was chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the Senate.  Jan. 29, 1885, he was elected a justiice of the Supreme Court of the State, and has ever since held that office.  He has been almost constantly employed in the trial of cases in one division or the other of that court.

Other important offices which he has held were those of chairman of the committee to fix the boundary line between Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and chairman of the Court House Committee that erected the new courthouse at Woonsocket.

His life has been a very active one, creditable alike to himself and to the State which he has served to long.  He married Mary Melissa Darling, Oct. 12, 1876, who died childless May 22, 1896.  He alone remains of four children, two of whom were sisters.

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THEODORE WINN. Captain Theodore Winn, eldest son but second of six children of Joshua and Temperance Allen Winn, was born on a farm in York, Me., near the village and beach of Oganquit, in 1814.  His father was a captain in the militia of that state.  His early life was uneventful.  He chored it summers and attended school winters.  The building is still standing with its rugged benches and desks wherein he acquired the rudiments of an education.  About 1833 he went to South Reading, now Wakefield, Mass., to learn the trade of tinsmith, which subsequently he followed in Providence, R.I., but later, and until the breaking out of the war, he had charge of the setting up of furnaces for the Amos C. Barstow Stove Company in that city.

Mr. Winn worked hard in securing recruits for the Fourth Rhode Island, but failed to secure an appointment therein.  His daughter, Miss E. A. Winn, now Mrs. Camp, of Washington, D.C., was largely instrumental in securing funds for one of the elegant battle-flags presented that regiment.  He finally secured, however, the commission of captain of Company B in the Seventh, and was with that regiment through most of its experiences until he resigned June 25, 1864.  This was accepted and he left for home July 2d.  His health was completely broken and he remained an invalid during life.

Captain Winn died at Washington, D.C., July 19, 1890, aged seventy-five years.  His remains were interred in the Arlington National Cemetery.  The head-stone, however, is erroneously marked 'Captain Thomas Winn.'  For several years prior to his demise he was watchman in the Pension Department.

Mr. Winn married Frances Williams, a direct descendant of the fifth generation from Roger.  To them were born one son and four daughters.  Two daughters, Mrs. Camp and Mrs. Jeco, with their mother, survive him.

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WILLIAM T. WOOD. Sergeant William Thaddeus Wood, son of William George and Fanny Tillinghast Burke Wood, was born at Apponaug Nov. 16, 1831.  He never married nor yet learned a trade.  As a boy he was a spinner and a weaver in a cotton mill. For some years just previous to the war he was employed in a grocery store as clerk.  He was one of those who barely survived the Mississippi campaign. After the return of the regiment to Kentucky, he continued to fail, and died Sept. 10, 1863, at Camp Nelson.  While the Seventh was stationed that fall at Lexington, the sergeant's brother, Henry A. Wood, visited the regiment and secured his body, which he brought home and had buried at Apponaug, but a short distance from his birthplace.

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HENRY YOUNG. Second Lieutenant Henry Young, son of Edward and Adaline Mary Jones Young, was born in Providence, R.I., Nov. 27, 1827.  His father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, were alike merchants in that town.  Nov. 29, 1851, he married Susan, daughter of Ebenezer and Ada Carey, of Providence, by whom he had three children, Adaline Jones, Walter Carey, and Clinton Dexter.  Nov. 26, 1876, he was married a second time to Angeline, daughter of Warren E. Messinger, also of Providence.  The pastor of the Chestnut Street Methodist Church officiated.  Mr. Young still resides amid the scenes of his childhood.  His father, too, was born in Providence, Dec. 2, 1798, dying there July 14, 1864.  His mother, the daughter of William Edward and Elizabeth Ann Jones, was born in Savannah, Ga., Jan. 21, 1802, but died in Providence, March 30, 1830.  Her parents were married  by the Rev. Mr. Palmer, and thier children were Elizabeth, Edward, Adaline, Henry, and John. Mr. Young's father married June 20, 1831, for a second wife, Amanda Kinnicutt, daughter of Caleb Coggeshall, of Providence, by whom he had eight children.  Of the children of both wives, six of the boys were in active service during the Rebellion, and two others in the Home Guards.  Mr. Young's grandfather, John Young, was born in Providence, Aug. 8, 1762, and died there in 1818.  His grandmother, Sarah, daughter of William and Sarah Rogers, of Newport, was married to his grandfather in Providnece, Sept. 5, 1782.  Mr. Young's great-grandfather, Gideon Young, was born in Boston, Mass., Sept. 14, 17--, but died in Providence , May 17, 1796; his great-grandmother was Phebe Read, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Tisdale, of Taunton, Mass.

Mr. Young, upon the promotion of Orderly Sergeant John Sullivan, Company D, Jan. 7, 1863, succeeded to that position.  He was promoted to second lieutenant Company H, March 1, 1863, and to first lieutenant of the same company July 1, 1863.  He resigned April 27, 1864, when near Alexandria, Va.

REGISTER of the Seventh Regiment Rhode Island Volunteers

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