|Death: ||Jun. 18, 1863|
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Enlisted in Company D, New York 7th Heavy Artillery Regiment on 06 Aug 1862. Mustered out on 19 Jun 1863 at Fort Reno, DC. He died in service in an accident at the fort.
We are searching for his family. Any help is appreciated. It states in the attached article that he was from Vermont.
I thought he might be buried at the:
US Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery, in Washington, District of Columbia ...
but a very helpful FAG member researched the issue and found that he is not listed as being buried there.
News: The same friend found a copy of "US Burial Registers, Military Posts and National Cemeteries 1862-1960". She wrote: "The interesting thing that I noticed when I got you the screenshot (photo 2), was that on the cover of the book there is a handwritten note: "Burials at Military Asylum through page 27. Burials at Arlington, Virginia begin page 28.
The first part of the book is an alphabetical listing of names, the second part lists: name, cause of death, next of kin, etc. and the numbered pages start then. Park Dewitt is listed on Page 45 - so he must be interred at Arlington." (See photo 3 and 4).
Therefore I have added him to burial at Arlington National Cemetery.
Of course we are looking for his burial location as well.
Arlington National Cemetery
Created by: D DeWitt
Record added: Mar 23, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 126773438