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Harten, James


Age: 24, credited to Brighton, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 11/12/61, m/i 11/20/61, Pvt, Co. I, 3rd VT INF, reen 12/21/63, wdd, Cold Harbor, 6/3/64, m/o 7/29/65

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Birth: 1835, Ireland
Death: 08/04/1888

Burial: Veterans Home Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: 3
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 95667647


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/19/1887, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
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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Comrade James Horton (sic) Dies at the Soldiers' Home in Bennington

Comrade James Horton died at the Vermont Soldiers' Home on Saturday morning, Aug. 4, being the fourth death at the Home and the second during the week. He was a native of Ireland and in Nov. 1861, enlisted at Island Pond in Co. I, 3d Vermont regiment; re-enlisted at Brandy Station, Va., Dec. 21, 1863; mustered out at the close of the war, July 25, 1865. He was badly wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor, Va., June 1864, and was receiving a pension of $6 per month for the same. He went to the Soldiers' Home on June 10, 1888, and applied for admission on account of sickness and no home, and gradually grew worse until his death of heart disease and dropsy. He was buried in the Soldiers' Home cemetery on Sunday afternoon.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, August 6, 1888
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.