William Hulse was a resident of Mansfield on August 15, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. D of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he died on December 23, 1862 at Fredericksburg, Virginia from disease.
The descriptive muster roll of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 44 and his occupation as operative. He is described as 5’ 1” tall with a light complexion and brown hair and light eyes. His marital status is married.
He was born about 1808 in England and in the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 52 year old operative and head of household. William married Elizabeth ______ between 1840 and 1851. Known children include: Mary E. Hulse, born about 1851 in New Jersey.
On June 15, 1883, his widow applied for a pension, No. 24,657 that was granted under certificate No. 67,753.
The burial place of William Hulse is not known.