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Havens, Edwin W.


Age: 40, credited to Stowe, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 5/30/62, m/i 7/9/62, Pvt, Co. H, 9th VT INF, pow, Newport Barracks, 2/2/64, Andersonville, d/prison 7/29/64 (dysentery)

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Birth: abt 1822, Newport, RI
Death: 08/24/1864

Burial: Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, GA
Marker/Plot: E/6657
Gravestone photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 51137140


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Fanny E., 3/7/1865; minor, 5/21/1880
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

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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EDWIN W. HAVENS, born Newport R.I., enlisted in the 9th Vt. Reg., May 30, '62, age 40, mustered in as private, in Co. H., July 9, '62, at Brattleboro; taken prisoner, Sept 15, '62 at Harpers Ferry with his regiment --- paroled and sent to Chicago, remained till April, '63, when he returned to Virginia; Feb 2, '64, at the Battle of Newport Barracks, taken prisoner, and sent to Andersonville; after suffering all the horrors of that Southern ---, died, Aug 24, '64; was buried there among those thousands of murdered men. His grave number is 6657.

Hemenway's Historical Gazetteer, 1877, iii:752
Submitted By: Deanna French.


The following members of Co. H, 9th Reg't, with date of death and disease, were reported by John D. Flanagan, Fairfield:
Edwin W. Havens, Stowe, Aug. 16, diarrhea.

Source: Vermont Journal, December 17, 1864.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.