A Minister, Thomas Wrinkle enlisted in 8th VT Inf, on December 29 1863, aged 41 for 3 years.
(As per FOLD3 Records)
contributed by Liam McAlister
He was then installed as minister in the Groton, VT church in 1868 and served until 1871. Per Mister Glover's Groton.
Per Caledonia & Essex Co. Gazetteer: "Thomas Wrinkle had a somewhat romantic history. He was born in Rockbrook, Dublin county, Ireland, Feb. 21, 1821. He obtained an excellent education there, and came to this country when 17 years old. He soon conceived the idea that the Romish church in which he was educated was false in doctrine, and he left it. He was then skeptical of all religion for a time, but at the age of 36 years he became converted and joined the Baptist church at Colebrook, Conn. He soon began to preach at Pleasant Valley, Conn., and not long after he was called to Whitingham, VT. When the war broke out he enlisted as a private soldier, was made chaplain of the 8th Vt. Vols, which he was with till the war closed. He then preached in Barnardston, Mass, and was called from there to this town. His labors were greatly blessed by his Master everywhere. He married Betsey Hall, Jan. 8, 1844, at New Marlborough, Mass. They had three children, Sarah J, Laura E. and Rosalia. Mr. Wrinkle died Oct. 26, 1870. "
Contributed by W. Linzer