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Clough, Horace E.
Age: 20, credited to Charleston, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 12/9/63, m/i 12/24/63, Pvt, Co. I, 3rd VT INF, tr to VRC 12/20/64, m/o 8/21/65
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Birth: abt 1843, Brighton, VT
Burial: Veterans Home Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 43541317
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/8/1872
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Remarks: Died at Bennington Soldiers' Home
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Deerfield Valley Times, Jan. 26, 1934
VETERAN OF CIVIL
WAR DIES AGED 91
Resident of Soldiers' Home for 46 Years
KNOWN BY WRITING
Credited for Introducing Short Hand into Court Reporting in Vermont
Horace E. Clough, 91, for the past 46 years a resident of the Vermont Soldiers Home, died at the infirmary at the home Sunday morning. He had been ill for only three days and his death was due more to the complete collapse of his physical system than to the inroads of disease.
Mr. Clough was born in Ryegate, (Vt.), and spent the early part of his life in Newport Center and Jay in this state. He enlisted from Ryegate at the opening of the Civil war and was a member of Company I of the Third Vermont Infantry, serving throughout the duration of the great rebellion.
Upon his return to Vermont from the war, he became engaged in the profession of stenography and accounting. So great was his proficiency in stenography that he achieved a wide reputation throughout the north part of the state for the excellence and accuracy of his work.
He was a court reporter for some years and is reputed to be the man who first introduced the system of shorthand re- porting into the courts of Vermont.
Mr. Clough came to the Soldiers' Home April 30, 1888 and has been a resident of the institution ever since.
Friendly by nature and generous by disposition, Mr. Clough during his long residence at the Soldiers Home, has become widely acquainted in Bennington. The passage of years found his intellect remaining unimpaired by the ravages of time, and he maintained a keen interest in the world about him and in the political and economic developments of the state and community to the very end.
Always a man of tremendous physical activity and one to whom the maintenance of a splendid physique was not merely an ideal but almost a gospel, Mr.
Clough remained, even during the last decade of his life, when less determined men would have capitulated to weakness and physical laxity, a man of great corporal activity.
Recently the aged resident of the home achieved a countrywide renown by being featured by an artist of national repute for his ability to do calisthenics. A sound mind in a sound body was his credo. To the constant development of his mind and the continuation of his physical sturdiness, he devoted his entire energies during the last days of his life.
Mr. Clough is survived by one nephew and by two near relatives, Miss Alice and Miss Alma Farmer of Brandon.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau