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Freeman, Henry C.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Rochester, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF, 2nd USSS
Service: enl 10/21/61, m/i 11/9/61, PVT, Co. E, 2nd USSS, dis/dsb 6/5/62; drafted, enl 7/22/63, m/i, Pvt, Co. C, 4th VT INF, pr CPL 12/28/64, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, m/o 7/13/65

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VITALS

Birth: 06/21/1840, Rochester, VT
Death: 01/29/1923

Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Granville, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 45047028

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/9/1889, VT; widow Martha S., 2/23/1923, 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

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BURIAL:

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Elmwood Cemetery, Granville, VT

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Obituary

GRANVILLE LOSES LAST '65 VETERAN

Henry Freeman Had Been Resident of Town for Over 50 Years

Henry Freeman, a resident of this town for the past 50 years, and the last Civil war veteran in town, died Jan. 29., after a long illness with grippe.

He was born in Rochester, June 21, 1840, the only son of Roswell and Eunice Flanders Freeman. At the age of 21 he enrolled in Company E, second regiment of Berdan's to serve three years but was discharged from service in 1862 on account of a debilitated condition, but in July 1863, re-enlisted and served as a corporal of Captain Howard C. Chapin's Company (C), 4th Vermont Infantry. He was honorably discharged from service July 13, 1865, at Hall's Hill, Va.

On Sept. 23, 1865 he married Martha Swan of Rochester. Five children were born as follows: Mrs. Eva Smith of Albany, N.Y.; Mrs. Etta Blair, Rutland; Mrs. George Griffin, Springfield, Mass.; Mrs. Will Shirley, and Roy Freeman of this town.

He is survived by his wife and five children, 17 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Interment was in the new lot at Elmwood cemetery. Reverend Mr. Robbins officiated.

Source: Middlebury Register, February 9, 1923
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.