Samuel Lindsey Daggett


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Biographical Information

BORN January 7, 1839 in Windhall, Vermont
PARENTS Lindsey Daggett and Sarah Hudson, both born in New Hampshire
MARRIED Delia Ellison (1842-1914) on February 22, 1866 in Bellows Falls, Vermont
CHILDREN Herbert E. Daggett (1867-1879)
Minnie M. Daggett (1868-1881)
Jennie Daggett (1878-1960)
Carrie E. Daggett (1880-1955)
DIED April 23, 1923 in Gageville, Vermont
BURIED Saxtons River Cemetery, Saxtons River, Vermont

COMMENTS The 1880 federal census lists Samuel Daggett's residence as Westminster, Vermont.  The 1900 census records the same place, and his occupation as stone mason.


Military Service

RESIDENCE Rockingham, Vermont
ENLISTED August 9, 1862 as a Private
MUSTERED September 1, 1862
UNIT Company G, 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery
TRANSFERRED June 24, 1865, from Company G to Company D

July 10, 1865, from Company D to Company B

PROMOTED Promoted Corporal on November 27, 1863

Promoted Sergeant on December 4, 1864

Promoted 2nd Lieutenant on May 13, 1865 (as of Company G)

Promoted 2nd Lieutenant on June 24, 1865 (as of Company D)

Promoted 1st Lieutenant on July 10, 1865 (as of Company B)

DISCHARGED Mustered out on August 25, 1865


Excerpts from the Official Records

HDQRS. SECOND BRIGADE, SECOND DIVISION, SIXTH CORPS, Camp near Burkeville, Va., April 16, 1865


Assistant Adjuant-General:

I have the honor to recommend that a medal be awarded to each of the following named enlisted men: ...Color-Sergts. Samuel L. Daggett and Patrick Byrne, Eleventh Vermont Volunteers, for gallant and conspicuous conduct in planting the colors upon the enemy's works and bearing them to the front the entire day [Petersburg, April 2, 1865].

I remain, colonel, respectfully, your obedient servant,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding

Source: The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, series 1, volume 46, part 1 (Appomattox Campaign): 972-973.