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Congdon, Henry C.


Age: 24, credited to Clarendon, VT
Unit(s): 2nd USSS
Service: enl 8/11/62, m/i 9/15/62, PVT, Co. E, 2nd USSS, pow, Gettysburg, 7/2/63, prld?, m/o 1/17/65

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Birth: 06/1838, Clarendon, VT
Death: 01/15/1918

Burial: East Clarendon Cemetery, Clarendon, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/21/1885
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(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: None


3rd Great Grandfather of Carolyn Schwartz, Westfield, MA

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East Clarendon Cemetery, Clarendon, VT

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Henry C. Congdon Dies at Age of 81 Years.
Well-Known Civil War Veteran Passes Away While Visiting in Rochester, N. Y.

Word was received yesterday in Rutland of the death in Rochester, N. Y., of Henry C. Congdon of this city. He was born 83 years ago in Clarendon, the son of Mr. And Mrs. Hiram Congdon. His education was received in the schools of his native town and Fort Edward, N. Y. Most of his life had been spent in Rutland and since the death of his wife, five years ago, Mr. Congdon had made his home with his granddaughter, Mrs. Bert Pitts of 231 State street.

Mr. Congdon was a veteran of the Civil war, enlisting in Company E, Sharpshooters, August 11, 1862. He participated in the battles of Antietam, Md., September 17, 1862; Fredericksburg, Va., December 13 and 14, 1862; Chancellorsville, Va., May 3, 1863. In the Battle of Gettysburg he was wounded and taken to Libby prison where he remained five months. He later participated in the battles of Spottsylvania Court House and Laurel hill. On June 11, 1864, he was permanently disabled. Because of this disability he received his discharge on January 14, 1865. He later became assistant to the judge advocate general in Washington, D. C., retiring from the position after 15 years' service.

Returning to Rutland Mr. Congdon entered the employ of the Rutland railroad where he served for 18 years as conductor. He was employed for 12 years as a watchman by the Howe Scale company. He was a member of Center lodge of Masons.

Mr. Congdon is survived by four children, Charles H. Congdon of Rutland, William D. Congdon of Los Angeles, Herbert H. Congdon of Springfield, Mass., and Mrs. Charles New of Rochester, N.Y., also by 18 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

The body will be brought to Rutland on the train due at 4:50 this afternoon and will be taken to the home of C. H. Congdon, 116 State street, where prayers will be said tomorrow afternoon at 1:45 o'clock. The funeral will be held in the Masonic temple at 2:30.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, January 16, 1918.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.