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 Gilman Dodge Storrs

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Gilman Dodge Storrs

Birth
Death
27 Nov 1863
Burial
Montpelier, Washington County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID
57384988 View Source

Courtesy Vermont in the civil War website
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 18, credited to Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enlisted 7/30/62, mustered in 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. B, 10th VT INF, killed in action, Orange Grove (Mine Run), 11/27/63
This memorial is a cenotaph, with actual burial place not located
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Some biographical information courtesy Contributor: DebL (47462502):
'Vermont Watchman and State Journal (Montpelier, Vermont) December 11, 1863:
" We have been kindly furnished the following information concerning the loss in Co. B: Eleven wounded and one killed - Gilman Storrs, a son of William Storrs of Montpelier, was the first one hit, wounded in side, and died in a few moments. The Company took his death very hard, and 'felt terribly when we consigned him to his grave.' Sergeant H. M. Pierce of Montplier, lost his left arm - and it is stated will soon reach home.'
' The Daily Green Mountain Freeman (Montpelier, Vermont) December 12, 1863:
"The Death of Private Gilman D. Storrs. -- We have seen a private letter from Lieut Stetson of the 10th Regiment, in which he makes the following allusion to the death of private Gilman D. Storrs, of this town, who was killed in the recent fighting beyond the Rapidan:
"We have had a hard time, and one of the hardest musketry fights of the war. Poor Storrs was shot and instantly killed, when the regiment made the second charge on the enemy's line in our front. Poor boy, how sadly we all miss him! I feel his loss as I never felt the loss of friend before. He was a brave soldier, and an especial friend of the Company, and in fact, of the whole regiment, as far as the officers were concerned. I shall write to his father just as soon as we are allowed breating time, but when that will be I do not know. You will please tell Gilman's father that it is not a lack of desire on my part that I did not immediately write him, but because I feel so deeply the loss he has sustained. But I did my best to revenge his death. I took a musket and gave the rebels some fiften or twenty rounds,and with each shot exclaimed, ' Take that for my poor boy!'
Our regiment lost quite heavily."

Courtesy Vermont in the civil War website
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 18, credited to Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enlisted 7/30/62, mustered in 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. B, 10th VT INF, killed in action, Orange Grove (Mine Run), 11/27/63
This memorial is a cenotaph, with actual burial place not located
————————————
Some biographical information courtesy Contributor: DebL (47462502):
'Vermont Watchman and State Journal (Montpelier, Vermont) December 11, 1863:
" We have been kindly furnished the following information concerning the loss in Co. B: Eleven wounded and one killed - Gilman Storrs, a son of William Storrs of Montpelier, was the first one hit, wounded in side, and died in a few moments. The Company took his death very hard, and 'felt terribly when we consigned him to his grave.' Sergeant H. M. Pierce of Montplier, lost his left arm - and it is stated will soon reach home.'
' The Daily Green Mountain Freeman (Montpelier, Vermont) December 12, 1863:
"The Death of Private Gilman D. Storrs. -- We have seen a private letter from Lieut Stetson of the 10th Regiment, in which he makes the following allusion to the death of private Gilman D. Storrs, of this town, who was killed in the recent fighting beyond the Rapidan:
"We have had a hard time, and one of the hardest musketry fights of the war. Poor Storrs was shot and instantly killed, when the regiment made the second charge on the enemy's line in our front. Poor boy, how sadly we all miss him! I feel his loss as I never felt the loss of friend before. He was a brave soldier, and an especial friend of the Company, and in fact, of the whole regiment, as far as the officers were concerned. I shall write to his father just as soon as we are allowed breating time, but when that will be I do not know. You will please tell Gilman's father that it is not a lack of desire on my part that I did not immediately write him, but because I feel so deeply the loss he has sustained. But I did my best to revenge his death. I took a musket and gave the rebels some fiften or twenty rounds,and with each shot exclaimed, ' Take that for my poor boy!'
Our regiment lost quite heavily."


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10th Vt Vols - Killed at Orange Grove, VA - Nov 27, 1863 - Age 19 years

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