Clement, James Henry
Age: 19, credited to Morristown, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 9/24/61, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. A, 8th VT INF, d/dis 1/10/63
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Birth: abt 1842, Rutland, VT
Burial: Chalmette National Cemetery, Chalmette, LA
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 139660881
Cenotaph: Riverside Cemetery, Morrisville, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, Father, 7/19/1890
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Chalmette National Cemetery, LA
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Cenotaph in Riverside Cemetery, Morrisville, VT
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James H. Clement
LAMOILLE NEWSDEALER: FEB. 26, 1863
Again death has snatched from the 8th Regiment of our volunteers another worthy and true member. That messenger knows no partiality.
James Henry Clement, formerly of our village, son of Wm.R. and E.A. Clement, died of diptheria, at the regimental hospital, about the first of February, in Brasher City, Louisiana.
About one year since, we saw him, as he was about to leave his native state and a happy fireside, surrounded by many warm friends, for active service in a noble cause. He was healthy and vigorous, and in good spirits; but now he is one of the many who have joined our noble army, seemingly but to die. Although he passed his last moments in a strange country, yet there is consolation to his friends and relatives that he was not entirely among strangers, but was a well cared for as could be under the circumstances. That he was a true and faithful soldier, we have the evidence of his officers, apt. Grout says of him, that, " he was a good, faithful soldier, ever ready and willing to do his duty, and was greatly loved by his officers and company. If there was duty to be done, and we wanted a good, honest, faithful hand, he was the one we always called upon, and it was always done."
There was also found among his papers a "pass" in these words:
Private Clement has leave to pass the guard at all times.
Capt. Co. A., 8th Reg. Vt. Vol's
Col. 8th Reg't Vt. Vol's
To his parents and friends, such evidence is a safe guaranty of the character and conduct of the deceased during his public service; and although his death seems untimely, yet we know it must be for the best; and though he sleeps, his memory will ever be cherished by all who knew him.
Last Sabbath, Rev. Mr. Bartlett delivered an appropriate funeral discourse, and much to the satisfaction and consolation of the relatives and friends of the deceases. He was 20 years of age.
Morrisville, Feb. 24, 1863
Submitted by Deanna French.
8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History