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Pvt Thomas Hawley
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Birth: unknown
Death: Sep. 9, 1864
North Carolina, USA

Hawley, Thomas, age 21,
credited to Milton, VT
Service: enlisted 12/29/63,
mustered-in 1/9/63,
Pvt, Co. F, 9th VT INF,
death/discharge 10/21/64
born: abt 1842, place of birth unknown;
died 10/21/1864 [probably the date he was dropped from the company roles as the VA lists his death as 9/9/1864 and his company had moved on from North Carolina before October 1864]; buried: New Bern National Cemetery, NC
(cenotaph not identified)

[Thomas is probably the Thomas Hawley, age 6, born in Vermont, listed in the 1850 US Census in Milton, Chittenden Co., Vermont, as the son of James and Mary Hawley.]

Following is a brief history of the 9th Regiment, Vermont Infantry:
The 9th Regiment was organized at Brattleboro and there mustered into the U. S. service, July 9, 1862, for three years. It was ordered at once to Washington, left camp on July 15, and four days later was attached to Gen. Sturgis' division at Cloud's Mills. On the 24th the command moved to Winchester, where it was employed in the construction of fortifications, and other duties for several months. Early in September it was withdrawn to Harper's Ferry on the approach of Stonewall Jackson's forces and with the other troops there posted was surrendered and sent on parole to Chicago. On Jan. 10, 1863, the prisoners were exchanged and the regiment was placed on guard duty over prisoners captured at Murfreesboro and Arkansas Post until April 1, when it returned to City Point, Va. It was at Suffolk during the siege in April and May, 1863 ; was next sent to Yorktown and occupied West Point during the Gettysburg campaign, when a futile attempt was made upon Richmond. July, August and September were spent at Yorktown, where the health of the men suffered from the climate and malaria was common. For this reason the command was transferred in October to Newport barracks, between Morehead City and New Berne, N. C. Early in Feb., 1864, at the time of the attack upon New Berne, a detachment was sent by the Confederate leader, Gen. Pickett, to capture Newport barracks and in the battle which resulted 3 men of the 9th won medals for gallantry. The regiment was finally obliged to withdraw to Morehead City, after a brave stand in defense of the post, and finally to Beaufort. Three days later the old position at Newport barracks was re-occupied by the 9th Vt. and the 21st Conn, and held for some months without any break in the routine except several excursions into the surrounding country. During the summer various details near New Berne employed several detachments of the regiment, and in September, the entire command was ordered to Petersburg, Va., where it became a part of the 2nd brigade, 2nd division, 18th corps, Army of the James, with which it remained during the existence of the corps.

The total strength of the 9th was 1,878 members, of whom 23 were killed or died of wounds, 232 from disease, 36 from imprisonment and 7 from other causes.

The original findagrave memorial read:
Thos. Hanley
Death: Sept 4, 1864

Notes below were copy-clipped from:

Veterans Administration Nationwide Gravesite Locator
DATE OF DEATH: 09/09/1864
(252) 637-2912

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
Hawley, Thomas
Union Infantry
9th Regiment, Vermont Infantry
New Bern National Cemetery
New Bern
Craven County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Section 8, Plot 1274
Maintained by: Jim Dugan
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3258854
Pvt Thomas Hawley
Added by: Jim Dugan
Pvt Thomas Hawley
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