Civil War Military Service of the
“Uncles” of Carol Ruth Wimble
MATTHEW HENRY QUINN: Enlisted as a Private at Milton, Vt., on Dec. 29, 1863, in Company F, 10th Regiment, Vermont Infantry; mustered in on Jan. 4, 1864; killed in action at Cold Harbor, Va., on June 3, 1864.
JUDSON A. ROBINSON: Enlisted as a Private at Johnson, Vt., on June 3, 1862, in Company H, 9th Regiment, Vermont Infantry; mustered in at Brattleboro, Vt., on July 9, 1862; surrendered (with his regiment) at Harper’s Ferry, W. Va., on Sept. 15, 1862; paroled at Harper’s Ferry on Sept. 16, 1862; exchanged at Camp Douglas in Chicago, Ill., on Jan. 10, 1863; died of disease (smallpox) at Camp Douglas on Mar. 14, 1863. In a letter written from Camp Douglas by Lewis H. Bisbee of Robinson’s company on Mar. 18, 1863, and published in the Lamoille Newsdealer of Hyde Park, Vt., eight days later, the deaths (by smallpox) of Robinson and another soldier from the company (2nd Sergeant David P. Barnes) are reported: “Judson A. Robinson died on the 13th, and Sergeant Barnes on the 16th of March. They were both young men of good standing, good habits, and flattering prospects in life. The loss is irreparable – much respected by officers and men – always prompt to duty, and always did their duty without complaining. Both are martyrs to their country, who have sacrificed their lives to maintain our glorious Government, assailed by a band of [the] most fiendish traitors that ever disgraced a nation on the face of the earth.”
JESSE WIMBLE: Enlisted as a Private at Utica, N.Y., on Sept. 17, 1861, in Company D, 2nd Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery; mustered in at Staten Island, N.Y., on Oct. 15, 1861; wounded at Spotsylvania Court House, Va., on May 19, 1864; mustered out at New York City, N.Y., on Sept. 22, 1864.
2nd N.Y. Heavy Artillery and 1st Mass. Heavy Artillery at Belle Plain, Va., in 1864
(Jesse Wimble was a member of the 2nd N.Y. Heavy Artillery)
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