Corp Lodwick Daniel “Ludwig” Underwood

Corp Lodwick Daniel “Ludwig” Underwood

Birth
Danby, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Death
29 Sep 1923 (aged 77)
Wallingford, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Burial
Wallingford, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Plot
14
Memorial ID
61182853 View Source

Lodwick Daniel Underwood was born in Danby, Vermont on Sunday, February 22, 1846 the son of Joshua A. and Hannah (Thompson/Thomson/Tomson) Underwood, and was the 4th of 5-children born to that household. His siblings include: (1) Joseph Daniel (b.1836), (2) Abigail (b.1838), Pvt. Lorenzo Daniel (b. April 6, 1845 - d. March 14, 1864; Memorial ID: 96774244) who served with the 11th Vermont Regiment, and then redesignated the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery upon its arrival in Washington, DC in 1863; and his younger brother Elias Daniel (b. 1849 - d. January 15, 1875). He served in the Union Army, in Cos. I & F, 4th Vermont Infantry, 1st Vermont "Old" Brigade, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, IV & VI Corps, Army of the Potomac and the Army of the Shenandoah of the Middle Military Department as a sharpshooter; from Wednesday, August 14, 1861 - Sunday, April 2, 1865.

While as a Corporal of Co. F, he lost his left leg, at the breakthrough of the Confederate fortifications of Petersburg, Virginia, when an artillery shell exploded near his snipping position prior to his regiment's movement into the breach--breaking the siege on the Sunday morning of April 2, 1865. He was transported from the battlefield by ambulance to the VI Corps Field Hospital at City Point, VA where his leg was amputated, and thence to the Armory Square Hospital in Washington, DC on April 4th to recover and await transport to the Sanitary Commission's New England Room, in New York City; eventually leading to his final destination at Sloan General Army Hospital, in East Montpelier, VT, where he would be discharged from federal service due to disability on August 18, 1865.

Lodwick received, through the US Gov't., a Selpho Articulating Artificial Leg at the cost of $75.00 + traveling expenses, on December 19, 1865, from Selpho & Son on Broadway Street in Manhattan, New York City. Since his release from active duty on Friday, August 11, 1865 and his eventual discharge from the Sloan US General Hospital in East Montpelier, Vermont on Friday, August 18, 1865; Lodwick would work as a Day Laborer on various farms in the areas of Mount Holly, Mount Tabor and Wallingford, Vermont--saving his money until he had enough to purchase additional land along with the 50 or so bounty land (aka "Warrant Land") grant he received from the government for his disability.

Lodwick would continue farming the rest of his life eventually establishing a large farming estate, and would start a large family through his marriage to Sophronia A. Horton (who was widowed and with child, one Albert T. Rhodes, age 4yrs), at the town of Wallingford, Rutland Co., Vermont, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 1873. Both he and Sophronia would have 9 children (2 dying in infancy) together and would have a happy marriage, until her sudden death on May 10, 1917, due to Apoplexy.

OBITUARY:

From the Rutland Daily Herald, Oct. 1, 1923:

Wallingford - Ludwig Underwood died at his home on Church Street Saturday morning at 8 o'clock after a week's illness, at the age of 77 years. Mr. Underwood was a Civil War veteran, having served as corporal in Co. F., 4th Vermont. He is survived by four children, Mrs. Mary Farr of Perkinsville, Edgar of Peterboro, N.H., Mrs. Mattie Buffum of this place and Emmett of Springfield, and several grandchildren. The funeral will be held this afternoon in the Congregational church at 2:30 o'clock. Members of Kearney W.R.C. will meet at the church at 2:15 to attend the service.

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ADDITIONAL LINKS

VERMONT IN THE CIVIL WAR: https://vermontcivilwar.org/get.php?input=31254

VIDEO LINKS & INFORMATION

VIDEO NOTE: Some specific information (i.e. some dates & designations of battles) may need to be corrected. However, the general representations of this unit's Battle History are accurate enough for a better understanding, and should be viewed with appreciation.

VIDEO: A brief video can be viewed from my YouTube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSYskSkWt5I

Lodwick Daniel Underwood was born in Danby, Vermont on Sunday, February 22, 1846 the son of Joshua A. and Hannah (Thompson/Thomson/Tomson) Underwood, and was the 4th of 5-children born to that household. His siblings include: (1) Joseph Daniel (b.1836), (2) Abigail (b.1838), Pvt. Lorenzo Daniel (b. April 6, 1845 - d. March 14, 1864; Memorial ID: 96774244) who served with the 11th Vermont Regiment, and then redesignated the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery upon its arrival in Washington, DC in 1863; and his younger brother Elias Daniel (b. 1849 - d. January 15, 1875). He served in the Union Army, in Cos. I & F, 4th Vermont Infantry, 1st Vermont "Old" Brigade, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, IV & VI Corps, Army of the Potomac and the Army of the Shenandoah of the Middle Military Department as a sharpshooter; from Wednesday, August 14, 1861 - Sunday, April 2, 1865.

While as a Corporal of Co. F, he lost his left leg, at the breakthrough of the Confederate fortifications of Petersburg, Virginia, when an artillery shell exploded near his snipping position prior to his regiment's movement into the breach--breaking the siege on the Sunday morning of April 2, 1865. He was transported from the battlefield by ambulance to the VI Corps Field Hospital at City Point, VA where his leg was amputated, and thence to the Armory Square Hospital in Washington, DC on April 4th to recover and await transport to the Sanitary Commission's New England Room, in New York City; eventually leading to his final destination at Sloan General Army Hospital, in East Montpelier, VT, where he would be discharged from federal service due to disability on August 18, 1865.

Lodwick received, through the US Gov't., a Selpho Articulating Artificial Leg at the cost of $75.00 + traveling expenses, on December 19, 1865, from Selpho & Son on Broadway Street in Manhattan, New York City. Since his release from active duty on Friday, August 11, 1865 and his eventual discharge from the Sloan US General Hospital in East Montpelier, Vermont on Friday, August 18, 1865; Lodwick would work as a Day Laborer on various farms in the areas of Mount Holly, Mount Tabor and Wallingford, Vermont--saving his money until he had enough to purchase additional land along with the 50 or so bounty land (aka "Warrant Land") grant he received from the government for his disability.

Lodwick would continue farming the rest of his life eventually establishing a large farming estate, and would start a large family through his marriage to Sophronia A. Horton (who was widowed and with child, one Albert T. Rhodes, age 4yrs), at the town of Wallingford, Rutland Co., Vermont, on Saturday, Jan. 18, 1873. Both he and Sophronia would have 9 children (2 dying in infancy) together and would have a happy marriage, until her sudden death on May 10, 1917, due to Apoplexy.

OBITUARY:

From the Rutland Daily Herald, Oct. 1, 1923:

Wallingford - Ludwig Underwood died at his home on Church Street Saturday morning at 8 o'clock after a week's illness, at the age of 77 years. Mr. Underwood was a Civil War veteran, having served as corporal in Co. F., 4th Vermont. He is survived by four children, Mrs. Mary Farr of Perkinsville, Edgar of Peterboro, N.H., Mrs. Mattie Buffum of this place and Emmett of Springfield, and several grandchildren. The funeral will be held this afternoon in the Congregational church at 2:30 o'clock. Members of Kearney W.R.C. will meet at the church at 2:15 to attend the service.

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ADDITIONAL LINKS

VERMONT IN THE CIVIL WAR: https://vermontcivilwar.org/get.php?input=31254

VIDEO LINKS & INFORMATION

VIDEO NOTE: Some specific information (i.e. some dates & designations of battles) may need to be corrected. However, the general representations of this unit's Battle History are accurate enough for a better understanding, and should be viewed with appreciation.

VIDEO: A brief video can be viewed from my YouTube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSYskSkWt5I


Inscription

4th VT Regt. Co. I. Vols.

Gravesite Details

The gravesite & stone are in good condition & well cared for. Each Memorial Day, a flag and service emblem are placed on his grave for his service to the Union in the War of the Rebellion (aka The Civil War) April 12, 1861 - April 9, 1865.


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