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Haselton, Henry W.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Charleston, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enl 7/29/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. K, 10th VT INF, wdd, Wilderness, 5/6/64, m/o 6/22/65

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VITALS

Birth: 06/23/1842, Essex, VT
Death: 01/06/1905

Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Orleans, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 6314401

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/11/1886; widow Eva M., 2/23/1905, 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: 10th Vt. History off-site

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Pleasant View Cemetery, Orleans, VT

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Obituary

Mr. Henry W. Haselton was born in Compton, June 23d, 1842, and when but a very small boy worked in a gristmill with his father. At the age of 21 he enlisted, from Charleston, Vt., as a private, June 29, 1862, in Company K, 10th Vt. Vols. , and was mustered into the U.S service Sept. 1st, 1862, under Captain Hiram R. Steele, for three years. The regiment, under command of Col. Albert B. Jewett, was assigned to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 66th Corps and participated in the following battles: Orange Grove, Va., Nov. 27, '63; Wilderness, Va., May 5-8, '64, where he was wounded by the explosion of a shell, having his face badly disfigured, sent to field hospital, but returned to regiment before his wounds were healed; North Anna, Va., May 23, 25, '64; Totopotamy, Va., May 31, '64; Cold Harbor, Va., June 1, 12, '64; Weldon R.R., Va., June 22, 25, '64; Monocacy, Md., July 9, '64; Winchester, Va., Sept. 19, '64; Fisher's Hill, Va., Sept. 21, 22, '64; Cedar Creek, Va., Oct. 19, '64; Petersburg, Va., Mar. 25, and Apr. 2, '65; Sailor's Creek, Va., Apr. 6, '65. After participating in the grand review at Washington, D.C., he was honorably discharged by reason of the close of the war. At West Charleston, Vt., Henry W. Haselton of that and Eva M. Joslyn of Brownington were united in marriage May 30th, 1866 by Rev. Levi Loring, witnessed by Charles and Betsy Carpenter who were living there at that time. Rev. Levi Loring is now 84 years old and is pastor of the little North Pasadena Cong'l church in California. After his marriage in 1866 he was engaged largely in the gristmill business, at one time being an owner in a mill. Health failing him he bought a farm, and after gaining health by farm work, in 1881 he hired out to C.S. Skinner at Barton Landing to work in a grist mill and in March moved his family here after disposing of his farm. Although the property here changed hands several times he was found daily at his post in the old grist mill for 20 years. In 1887 he bought the George Nye place on Railroad street, where he has been fitted up a modern little home and where he resided at the time of his death. Six children were born into his home, four sons and two daughters, three of the number were taken to their eternal home before him. Clarence Linwood Haselton died at Derby Center, Sept.28, 1874, aged 9 months; Nina Ethel Haselton died at Barton Landing, July 27, 1893, aged 19 years; Guy L. Haselton died in Boston, Sept. 7, 1904, aged 27 years. Mr. Haselton had been failing in health for several years from diseases contracted during his army life and during the last eighteen months of his life he suffered untold agony of pain which no one can possibly have any conception of, only those who administered to his wants. Since last May he was unable to lie down on account of breathing, and for the last two months nearly two-thirds of the time was obliged to stand on his feet until too weak, then to sit upright in his chair until death released him from his sufferings. He passed away at his home Friday morning , Jan. 6, 1905 at 7:30. The funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 8th. Prayer was offered at the home at 2 o'clock, followed by services at the church at 2:30, conducted by the pastor, Rev. J.B. Lyman, assisted by Rev. S.G. Lewis of the ME. Church. The choir sang, "We Shall Meet Beyond the River by and by, " " God Be With You till We meet again, " and Nearer My God to Thee." Rev. S.G. Lewis read from the scripture and offered prayer. Rev. J.B. Lyman gave the funeral address. Mr. Haselton expressed his wife not to be buried under any order but to have a quiet burial, choosing Grand Army men for his bearers who were O.G. Page, A.D. Matthews, S.A. Grow, and A.W. Willey. The flowers were beautiful : a pillow from his wife, a bunch of white carnations from Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Joslyn, a wreath from the G.A.R., a cluster of roses from the Ladies' Aid Society, also from Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Skinner, and a mass of calla lilies from Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Skinner. Mr. Haselton lived an exemplary life, a good citizen, a loving, unselfish indulgent husband, a kind father, a bright Christian whose faith grew brighter and more firm until the last. His physician labored with untiring efforts to arrest the progress of disease which had such a strong hold upon him; his every want and need was administered to by his nearest and dearest friends. The Lord had a work for him to do and took him to himself. The home sustains a loss which can never be replaced and the bereaved family have the sympathy of the community at large.

Source: Barton Express & Standard, Jan. 30, 1905
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.