Soldiers
True Blake Walter


True Blake Walter
from Burke was a musician. Like many twenty-year-olds he eagerly did his duty when called to service. He enlisted with Company E, Vermont 15th Regiment with some of his friends. He was a fifer. He mustered in at Brattleboro on October 22, 1862 and the regiment was soon shipped off to Washington as part of the Second Vermont Brigade. Camp life was unhealthy and many Vermonters came down with malaria. Walter died in camp on January 2, 1863 from disease. His family always claimed that he died from homesickness.



















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