Final Resting Place of William Hasbrook, East Killingly, Connecticut
United States Colored Civil War Veteran
Submitted by Diane Radell
This is word for word how it is read on Mr. Hasbrook's tombstone:
Co C 14 Regt Art'y
Died Jan. 13,1901
This graveyard is located behind my residence in East Killingly, Connecticut. There is a right of way for anyone who wants to see this cemetery.
There is also a rumor that there are some babies from the underground rail road buried in the cemetery. It may be as there was an abolitionist in Danielson, Connecticut which is just down the road.
There are field stones perfectly spaced in this cemetery, which may be the markers of these babies. It is a rumor and there is no documentation to back this claim up other than hearsay.
NOTE: William Hasbrook is not listed on the National Park Service's Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System Data Base. Apparently, there are a number of Civil War veterans not listed.
The unit was organized as the 14th Regiment, Rhode Island at Providence during August, 1863. Its designation was changed to the 8th Regiment United States, April, 1864, and to the 11th U. S. Colored Heavy Artillery in May, 1864.
Two other soldiers with Hasbrook surnames that served in the regiment:
Hasbrook, Peter P
Hasbrook, Samuel H