William Thomas Nichols


William Thomas Nichols Famous memorial

Clarendon, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Death 10 Apr 1882 (aged 53)
Maywood, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Burial Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Plot Section 22, Lot 12
Memorial ID 22687 View Source

Civil War Union Army Officer. Enlisted in the Union Army upon the outbreak of the Ciivl War as a Private in Compaby K, 1st Vermont Volunteer Infantry in May 9, 1861. He served in the unit until it was mustered out of service on August 25, 1861. Over a year later he was commissioned as Colonel and commander of the 14th Vermont Volunteer Infantry, a unit that was enlisted for 9-month service. He commanded the regiment from September 25, 1862 until it was mustered out on July 30, 1863 and led it at the Battle of Gettysburg, where it helped repluse the famed Pickett's Charge on the third day of the battle (July 3, 1863).

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  • Added: 10 Jun 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 22687
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Thomas Nichols (24 Mar 1829–10 Apr 1882), Find a Grave Memorial ID 22687, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .