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Fletcher, Hazen Foster

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 19, credited to Ludlow, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF, 2nd VT LARTY
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/23/62, PVT, Co. C, 16th VT INF, pr CPL 3/14/63, pr SGT 7/3/63, wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, m/o 8/10/63; enl 8/8/64, m/i 8/8/64, PVT, 2nd VT LARTY BTRY, m/o 7/31/65

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VITALS

Birth: 08/07/1843, Cavendish, VT
Death: 01/27/1891

Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Ludlow, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 92914168

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/18/1863; widow Rena A., 2/5/1890, VT; minor, 7/13/1893, VT
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

DESCENDANTS

Great Grandfather of Carl L. Howard, Ballston Lake, NY

Great Grandfather of David Fletcher Martin, Summerville, SC

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Pleasant View Cemetery, Ludlow, VT

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Obituary

Town Talk

The death of Hazen Fletcher, occurring on Tuesday morning, closes a life of singular purity and sweetness. He was one of the survivors of the memorable 3d of July at Gettysburg, where he was wounded while making a gallant dash for the Confederate colors which he saw go down. His wound was in the neck and was supposed to penetrate the lung, as ever after he was a sufferer from severe and frequent attacks of asthma which for the last twelve years have prevented his lying down. Through all his suffering his patient fortitude and kindly good nature have earned the respect and interested friendship of the community. Owing to the interest his condition has aroused, especially in the Grand Army, an autopsy was held which, while it failed to bring to light the bullet supposed to be the cause of his trouble, served to show the extensive amount of disease a man may, for a time, withstand. The right lung gave proof of long continued inflammation, it being filled with pus and well-nigh consumed. An effusion of fluid in the right chest, from which about one gallon was removed, had crowded the other organs out of their natural positions and strongly compressed them against each other and was probably the immediate cause of death, although the condition of the lung must have soon ended his life in any event. Mr. Fletcher's mother died only two weeks since, and this affliction brings out unusual expressions of sympathy for his family.

Source: The Vermont Tribune, 30 Jan 1891.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.