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Closson, Harlan Page


Age: 26, credited to Thetford, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT LARTY
Service: enl 10/26/63, m/i 1/1/64, CPL, 3rd VT LARTY BTRY, pr SGT 1/21/64, m/o 6/15/65

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Birth: 03/31/1837, Thetford, VT
Death: 07/28/1886

Burial: Union Village Cemetery, Norwich, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 88131183


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, minor, 2/18/1891, NY
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


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Union Village Cemetery, Norwich, VT

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Deacon H. P. Closson

Dea. Harlan Page Closson, after a lingering illness, died in Thetford, his native town, on the 28th of July. The funeral services were held in the church on Friday afternoon, the 30th ult., conducted by the pastor. He was born March 31, 1837, and had reached his fiftieth year when he died. He was the only son of a family of five children. One of his sisters, Sarah, is a missionary under the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions in Turkey. He early entered the Christian life, and united with the First Congregational church in Thetford, then under the pastoral care of Rev. Timothy Clary, in 1852, at the age of fifteen. He was elected deacon in 1871, at the age of thirty-four, which office he held till his death. He was also for many years the clerk and treasurer of the church. Dea. Closson was an active member of the Young Men's Christian Association, and assisted with great acceptance and usefulness in its meetings. His manner in religious meetings was quiet, but solemn and earnest. While the war of the rebellion was in progress, he enlisted and was enrolled in the Third Battery of Vermont Light Artillery on the 26th of October, 1863, "to serve three years, or during the war." He was commissioned orderly sergeant, and on January 3, 1865, was promoted to the rank of quartermaster-sergeant, and as such was honorably discharged June 15 of the same year. A part of the time he performed the duties of lieutenant. After his discharge he returned to his native town and engaged in the business of a florist, to which business he continued till his death. September 19, 1866, he married Miss Cornelia Gibbs, who preceded him to the home beyond, dying April 4, 1883. A family of four children - one son and three daughters - survive. In the death of Dea. Closson the church has lost a conscientious member and faithful officer; the community a good citizen, ready for any emergency; the sisters an affectionate brother, and the children a kind and loving father.

Source: Vermont Chronicle, August 6, 1886.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.