Lodwick Daniel Underwood (1846 - 1923)

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Lodwick Daniel Underwood
1846 - 1923
updated February 06, 2019
Lodwick Daniel Underwood, father to 9 children, was born on February 22, 1846 at House, Jamaica, Vermont. He was born to Joshua A. Underwood and Hannah Thompson, with siblings Joseph, Abigail, Lorenzo, and Elias. He was baptized at Congregational Church, Jamaica, Vermont. Lodwick married Sophronia A. Horton, and they gave birth to Edgar Elias Uunderwood, Martha "Mattie" (Underwood) Buffum, Elwin Underwood, Jerusha (Underwood) Smith, William Henry Underwood, Henrietta Underwood, Emmett Harrison Underwood, Mary (Underwood) Farr, and Franklin Leroy Underwood, Sr.. He died on September 29, 1923 at Home, East Wallingford, Vermont at 77 years of age.


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Lodwick Daniel Underwood

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Lodwick Underwood was born on at House, in Jamaica, Windham County, Vermont United States 05343


Lodwick Underwood died on at Home, Church Street, in East Wallingford, Rutland County, Vermont United States 05738

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at Green Hill Cemetery, S. Main Street, in Wallingford, Rutland County, Vermont United States 05738


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Christian: Congregationalist


at Congregational Church, Main Street, in Jamaica, Windham County, Vermont US 05343

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Home, Church Street, in East Wallingford, Rutland County, Vermont United States 05738


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Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), Kearney Post

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Armies of the Potomac & of the Shenandoah, IV & VI Corps, 2nd Division, 2nd Brigade, 1st Vermont Brigade, 4th Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment (VVI), Companies I & F

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Looking for the Spouse of Franklin Leroy Underwood, Sr. and children.
Please and thank you.
Feb 23, 2016 · Reply
Howard Underwood Jr Born Rutland VT,(my Uncle), his grandfather is Frank L. Underwood.
I was curious to see if by chance if Lodwick’s son Franklin Leroy Sr or if Franklin Leroy Jr. is the Frank L. Underwood in my branch.
The hand written notes that have been passed down to me are questionable and maybe this should be Franklin instead of Frank.
Everyone either has passed away or cannot remember, so this has been a brick wall for me. The time frame and general location seams Very close.
Mar 05, 2016 · Reply
"Merrill, [We] are definitely are related!" Both are the ones in your branch of the family. I stem from Franklin "Frank" Sr.'s brother Emmett Harrison's side of the family. We definitely need to converse under more secure circumstances--Not Here! Let me know how you wish to proceed by emailing me...then we can get better acquainted!
Mar 05, 2016 · Reply
Ok..."We Are Definitely Related, as I stem from Franklin Leroy's brother Emmett Harrison (my great-grandfather). If we could converse under more secure circumstances it would more advantagous for both of us. Please, let me know how you wish to proceed!
Mar 05, 2016 · Reply
Thank you Stacey. I can be reached at [contact link]
Mar 07, 2016 · Reply
Sorry for taking so, long in responding to your inquiry but Merrill, could you tell me how you may be related?
Mar 03, 2016 · Reply
In Memory of Cpl. Lodwick Daniel Underwood’s Military Service in Co. I, 4th Vermont Volunteer Infantry (VVI) Regiment, 1st Vermont Brigade; during the War of the Rebellion (Friday, April 12, 1861-Sunday, April 9, 1865)


Birth: Sunday, February 22, 1846, Jamaica, Windham County, Vermont, USA
Father: Joshua Underwood s. of Daniel K. and Mary Polly (Mason) Underwood
Mother: Hannah M. Thompson d. of Unknown Parents
Siblings (Order of Birth): (1) Joseph Daniel Underwood (b. 1836), (2) Abigail Underwood (b. 1838), (3) Lorenzo Daniel Underwood (b. April 6, 1845-d. March 16, 1864), (5) Elias Daniel Underwood (b. 1849)
Religious Faith: Congregationalist Church
Marriage: Saturday, January 18, 1873, Wallingford, Rutland County, Vermont, United States (NOTE: This was Sophronia (Horton) Rhode's 2nd marriage, as her first husband had died, one James Rhodes, III. They had one child together that was about 4yrs old, one Albert T. Rhodes (b. 1869), who would become a machinist. Lodwick would raise this boy as his own. The Marriage was conducted by Hon. G.E. Johnson, a Justice-of-the-Peace, in Wallingford, VT. Both Lodwick and Sophronia would enjoy a good life together on the farm, and raise good respectable children, until their deaths.)
Wife: Sophronia A. (Horton) Rhodes (July 27, 1852-May 10, 1917), Wallingford, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Children (In Order of Birth): (1) Edgar Elias Underwood (b. 1873), (2) Franklin Leroy Underwood, Sr. (b. 1875-d. 1922), (3) Mary (Underwood) Farr (b. 1878), (4) Martha “Mattie” Jane (Underwood) Buffum (b. 1880-d. 1943), (5) Elwin Underwood (b. 1881), (6) William Henry Underwood (b. 1884-d. 1884), (7) Henrietta Underwood (b. 1885-d. 1885), (8) Emmett Harrison Underwood (b. 1888-d. 1974), (9) Jerusha Underwood (b. 1889).

Skills & Miscellaneous: Won countless national marksmanship competitions, awarded a Sharps rifle by his Regiment inscribed, "In honor of your service and skill, during the War (1875)." This rifle remained in excellent working condition, and was passed-down to my grandfather, Raymond Author Underwood, Sr., (1910-1994); and is still (to the best of my knowledge) in the family, today. Additionally, he was an active and "Good Standing" member of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), right up until his death. He was always thoughtful, kind, considerate, and considered a "Good Man," by [all] who knew him.


[NOTICE: The information contained herein is based upon various sources. It is an extrapolation of said sources, and is as I know it to be at this time. The information is subject to change as more accurate sources become available to me.]

Unit: Cos. I & F, 4th Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment, 1st Vermont Brigade (aka The Old Brigade), 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, IV & VI Corps, Army of the Potomac and Army of the Shenandoah, Department of the Potomac, Union Army.

Promoted: Corporal on Thursday, January 19, 1865
Transfers: Co. F, on Saturday, February 25, 1865


Reconnaissance of Young's Mill, near Newport News, VA (Friday, April 4, 1862)
Siege of Yorktown, Yorktown, VA (Saturday, April 5-Sunday, May 4, 1862)
Reconnaissance of Lee's Mill and Dam No.1, Lee's Mill, VA (Saturday, April 5, 1862)
Battle of Lee's Mills, Lee's Mill, VA (This was the first assault of the war on a fortified position, and the 4th Vermont Infantry attacked and demonstrated at Dam No.1, under fire.) (Friday, April 16, 1862)
Battle of Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA (Monday, May 5, 1862)
Battles at Garnett's Farm, VA (Friday, June 27, 1862)
Battle at Golding's Farms, VA (Saturday, June 28, 1862)
Battle at Savage's Station, Savage's Station, VA (Sunday, June 29, 1862)
Battle at White Oak Bridge, White Oak Swamp, VA (Monday, June 30, 1862)
Battle of South Mountain, at Crampton's Gap, Burkittsville, MD (Sunday, September 14, 1862)
Battle at Antietam Creek, Sharpsburg, MD (Wednesday, September 17, 1862)
1st Battle of Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg, VA (Thursday, December 11–Monday, December 15, 1862)
Battle of Chancellorsville, Chancellorsville, VA (Thursday, April 30-Wednesday, May 6, 1863)
Battle of Marye’s Heights, Fredericksburg, VA (Sunday, May 3, 1863)
Battle of Salem Church at Bank’s Ford, Fredericksburg, VA (Monday, May 4, 1863)
2nd Battle of Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg, VA (Friday, June 5, 1863)
Battle of Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA (The Vermont Brigade arrived on the battlefield, at the head of the VI Corps' column, at 5:02pm, Thursday, July 2, 1863; much to Maj.Gen. George Gordon Meade’s relief. With a deep sigh of relief Meade exclaimed, “Thank God it’s the Sixth Corps.” Pvt. Lodwick Underwood was taken prisoner along with a Sgt. Leblin Green, Co. H, 1st Vermont Cavalry around the southwestern base of Big Round Top, by skirmishers of the 1st Texas Infantry Regiment of Gen. Robertson's Texas Brigade, of Maj.Gen. John Bell Hood's Corps. Both men were among POWs, at Camp Parole, Annapolis, MD; where they were “Paroled and Exchanged” Sunday, July 26, 1863. According to then Colonel Lewis Addison Grant's "After Action Report," dated in August of 1863; the 4th Vermont Volunteer Infantry (VVI) Regiment was posted as skirmishers and pickets, during Farnsworth’s Raid of Friday, July 3-Saturday, July 4, 1863.)
Battle of Funkstown, Funkstown, MD (Friday, July 10, 1863) [NOTE: Lodwick was in captivity, at the time.]
New York City Draft Riots, New York, NY (Monday, July 13-Thursday, July 16, 1863) [NOTE: Lodwick was in captivity, at the time.]
Battle at Rappahannock Station, Rappahannock Station, VA (Saturday, November 7, 1863)
Battle of the Wilderness, Wilderness, VA (Thursday, May 5–Tuesday, May 10, 1864)
Battle of Spottsylvania, Spottsylvania, VA (Tuesday, May 10–Wednesday, May 18, 1864) (The 4th Vermont Infantry Regiment was heavily engaged at a place called, "The 'Mule Shoe' Salient," on Saturday, May 14, 1864, after fighting extensively in the engagements of the previous days, and would continue to provide essential manpower during the remaining engagements, until Wednesday the 18th of May.)
Battle of Cold Harbor, Cold Harbor, VA (Wednesday, June 1–Sunday, June 12, 1864)
1st Battle of Petersburg, Petersburg, VA (Saturday, June 18, 1864)
Battle at Weldon Railroad, Petersburg, VA (Tuesday, June 21–Thursday, June 23, 1864)
Battle of Fort Stevens, Silver Spring, MD (Monday, July 11-Tuesday, July 12, 1864)
Battle of Charles Town, Charles Town, WV (Sunday, August 21, 1864)
Battle of the Opequan, at Gilbert’s Ford, Winchester, VA (Tuesday, September 13, 1864)
Battle of Winchester, Winchester, VA (Monday, September 19, 1864)
Battle of Fisher's Hill, Fisher's Hill, VA (Wednesday, September 21, 1864)
Battle of Mt. Jackson, Mt. Jackson, VA (Saturday, September 24, 1864)
Battle of Cedar Creek, Middletown, VA (Wednesday, October 19, 1864)
2nd Battle of Petersburg, Petersburg, VA (Saturday, March 25, 1865)
3rd Battle of Petersburg (aka "The Breakthrough"), Petersburg, VA (Sunday, April 2, 1865) (NOTE: Lodwick lost his left leg, as a result of an exploding cannon shell in the trench where he was sniping at the enemy Artillery Batteries. He was taken, by ambulance when it was safe to remove him from the battlefield, after the city surrendered, and was transported to City Point, VA. From there, he was placed on a steamer bound for Washington, DC, and admitted into the Armory Square Hospital, on Friday, April 7, 1865; to recuperate from the amputation of his left leg on about Tuesday, April 4th. By April 30th, he was transported by steamer to a Sanitary Commission Station in New York City for 2-weeks as he was observed for infection and awaited transport by train to Sloan US Army General Hospital, at Montpelier, VT. He would later be discharged from that place, on about Friday, August 11, 1865; and sent to Mount Tabor, VT to complete his recovery from the amputation in the home of relatives--never to leave Vermont again.)
Battle of Little Saylors Creek, Saylors Creek, VA (Thursday, April 6, 1865)
Battle of Appomattox Court House, Appomattox, VA (Sunday, April 9, 1865)
Lee's Surrender at the McLean House, Appomattox, VA (4:00pm, Sunday, April 9, 1865)


Newspaper: Rutland Daily Herald, Tuesday, October 1, 1923
Death: Saturday, September 28, 1923; Wallingford, Rutland County, Vermont, United States

Wallingford—Lodwick “Ludwig” D. 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.

Burial: Green Hill Cemetery located on the east side of S. Main Street (US7), in Wallingford, Rutland County, Vermont, United States. The grave-site is physically located on Patriot's Hill, Plot #14. The grave site can also, be viewed on-line, through the Find-A-Grave Website: [external link]

*Kearney W.R.C.: Kearney is the Post Name of one of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Posts in Vermont that Lodwick was a member of. The initials W.R.C. stand for the “Women’s Relief Corps” of that particular GAR Post.
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Newspaper: Rutland Daily Herald, Tuesday, October 1, 1923
Death: Saturday, September 28, 1923; Wallingford, Rutland County, Vermont, United States
Wallingford—Lodwick “Ludwig” D. 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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In 1846, in the year that Lodwick Daniel Underwood was born, on April 25th, conflict widened in Texas' border disputes with Mexico, following the US annexation of Texas. On May 13th, the United States declared war on Mexico and the Mexican-American War officially began.

In 1862, he was 16 years old when on August 17th, the Dakota War of 1862 began in Minnesota. Four Lakota Sioux - while hunting - killed five settlers near the Minnesota River. That evening, elders of the tribe decided to attack more settlements with the goal of driving out those who had settled the area. By the end of the year, 1000 Lakota had been jailed.

In 1905, by the time he was 59 years old, the Niagara Falls conference was held in Fort Erie, Ontario. Led by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter, a group of African-American men met in opposition to racial segregation and disenfranchisement. Booker T. Washington had been calling for policies of accommodation and conciliation and these two men, along with the others who attended the conference, felt that this was accomplishing nothing. The group was the precursor to the NAACP.

In 1911, at the age of 65 years old, Lodwick was alive when the first use of aircraft as an offensive weapon occurred in the Turkish-Italian War. First used for aerial reconnaissance alone, planes were then used in aerial combat to shoot down recon planes. In World War I, planes and zeppelins evolved for use in bombing.

In 1923, in the year of Lodwick Daniel Underwood's passing, on August 2, President Warren G. Harding died in office, apparently of a heart attack. He was staying at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco after completing a nationwide tour. Suffering from cramps, indigestion, a fever and shortness of breath, his doctor thought he had food poisoning. After several days of being ill, he suddenly shuddered, slumped over, and died. There were rumors of foul play (some thought that his wife had poisoned him because of his affairs) but no evidence has ever been found.

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