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Hemenway, Oscar


Age: 23, credited to Mount Holly, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enl 8/7/62, m/i 9/1/62, PVT, Co. H, 10th VT INF, pr CPL 3/6/64, pr SGT 3/4/65, m/o 6/22/65

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Birth: 1839, Rockford, IL
Death: 09/15/1915

Burial: New Richmond Cemetery, New Richmond, WI
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Rachel G/Findagrave
Findagrave Memorial #: 121753160


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/7/1890, WI; widow Amanda C., 9/30/1915, WI
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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New Richmond Cemetery, New Richmond, WI

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Oscar Hemenway

Oscar Hemenway, a veteran of the Civil war, was born in Rockford, Ill., in 1839. His parents, Samuel and Lucinda (Adams) Hemenway, were natives of Ludlow, Vt., and were well known and honored in that vicinity. Oscar worked with his father until 1861, when at twenty-two years of age, like some thousands of other youths, he responded to the call for volunteers and enlisted in the Union army, serving in Company H, Tenth Vermont, under Colonel Henry. His captain was a brave and gallant officer by the name of Hunt. Mr. Hemenways war record was a most honorable one and included service as corporal and sergeant. He saw the battles of the Wilderness, Petersburg, Sailors Creek, Bloody Angle and Cold Harbor. Upon his discharge he went to Holyoke, Mass., and opened a grocery store, which he conducted with considerable success for a period of one year. He was married in June 1866, to Manda Carr, the daughter of Almon and Anna (Morse) Carr, of Vesper, NY. Disposing of his business at Holyoke, he went to Ludlow, Vt., and engaged in lumbering for three years with his father. After this he came westward and located in Star Prairie, St. Croix county, Wis., where he took up eighty acres and broke the land, making all improvements. Like other farmers in the vicinity, he at once planted wheat upon his acres as soon as he developed them. Later he changed this to corn and started breeding grade and short-horn cattle, as well as Poland-China hogs. Mr. Hemenway is an independent voter and has served on the Star Prairie town board. Their faith is that of the Congregational church. They have no children. Mr. and Mrs. Hemenway are both people who keep abreast of the times by considerable reading, and they take an active interest in public affairs, local and national. They have a pleasant home and a fertile farm, and their hospitality is widely known. Reference: Taken from Augustus B. Eaton, "History of the St. Croix Valley", published in 1909.