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Hildreth, Austin O.


Age: 37, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 10/2/61, m/i 11/19/61, Pvt, Co. F, 1st VT CAV, m/o 2/18/62

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Birth: 09/28/1821, Chesterfield, NH
Death: 04/03/1884

Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: 116
Gravestone photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 121599116


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/21/1864; widow Elizabeth P., 8/6/1884, 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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Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT

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A post-mortem examination was made by Drs. Gregg and Webster upon the body of Austin O. Hildreth, who died last week from pneumonia, and revealed the fact that he was a sufferer from organic heart disease. This was a point on which there had been a disagreement among the doctors and boards of examining surgeons. Mr. Hildreth and his friends claimed that he had heart disease contracted while in the army, and upon this claim he at one time drew a pension, but afterward the pension was withdrawn on the assertion by examining surgeons that he was a well man. The result of the post mortem will we understand probably open up the questio0n whether Mrs. Hildreth in not entitles to draw a pension as a soldier's widow.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, April 11, 1884
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.