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Holbrook, Samuel Harrison


Age: 19, credited to Newport, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/11/62, m/i 9/1/62, PVT, Co. F, 11th VT INF, pr CPL 10/25/64, pr 1SGT, 12/30/64, comn 2LT, 5/13/65 (5/25/65), m/o 6/24/65 as 1SGT, comn again, 2LT, Co. B, 6/26/65 (7/10/65), m/o 8/25/65

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Birth: 06/20/1843, Newport, VT
Death: 06/19/1913

Burial: Holebrook Cemetery, Newport, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 45563733


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/29/1882, MA; widow Carolined., 2/16/1914, VT
Portrait?: Findagrave off-site, USAHEC off-site, VHS Collections
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: Brother of Dudley

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


Great Grandfather of John Whitworth, Hollis, NH

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Holebrook Cemetery, Newport, VT

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VHS - Reunion Society Collection

Samuel H. Holbrook

It is not the purport of this Chapter to make record of the many soldiers who from time to time since the close of the War have been connected with the Church or School, it being a record of those who represented us during 1861-1865 as soldiers or sailors in defense of the flag. There have come among us, however, since those years, a few who have given of their strength, means, and influence, and have by the suffrages of the membership of the Church been exalted to office, who bear honorable record of service. The writer, therefore, wishes to make Honorable Mention of Deacon Samuel H. Holbrook, with a brief sketches of his service.

Deacon SAMUEL H. HOLBROOK—elected Deacon Jan. 5, 1885, and served until removing to Newport, Vt., July 15, 1887—was a member of Company " F," 11th Regiment Vermont Infantry, enlisting as private and being advanced to Lieutenant commanding Company. Was with his regiment during the entire service from August 11, 1862, until August 25, 1865, at close of War, with the exception of a furlough of twenty days. Was in all the engagements in which the regiment participated, and was wounded at battle of Cold Harbor, June 1, 1864, and Siege of Petersburg, April 2, 1865. In the battle of Cedar Creek (where Lt. Lyman James fell) every non-commissioned officer in his Company was either killed or wounded and every commissioned officer was a prisoner or in hospital. Holbrook was made Corporal and put in command of his Company. Soon after was made Orderly Sergeant and on August 2, 1865, commanded his Company in the assault on the fortifications at Petersburg, in which every man in his Company was either killed or wounded. Dea. Holbrook is, at present writing, a resident of Newport, Vt.

"Condensed History and Manual of Maverick Congregational Church , East Boston, Massachusetts" 1894 edited from ppg 121-2

Contributed by John Whitworth, Hollis, NH, Samuel's great-grandson.


S.H. Holbrook

Samuel H. Holbrook, for many years a resident of Newport, passed away at the home of his son in Newark on Thursday, June 19, aged 69 years, 11 months and 29 days. The decedent was born in Newport June 20, 1843 on the farm where he has lived for so long. His parents were Dudley Holbrook and Sarah (Towle) Holbrook. In early life Mr. Holbrook moved to Boston where he entered into the express business with two of his brothers. He afterwards conducted a grocery and provision store in East Boston for many years. His health giving out, he with his family, moved to Newport in 1887, to the old home farm on the Lake road, and this was his home until a short time before his death. Early in life he joined the Maverick Congregational church in East Boston, and was long a devoted member of this church. Upon coming to Newport he united with the first Congregational church there and was ever a constant attendant and faithful member. He was a devout Christian and lived so that his life was a constant example to those surrounding him.

In 1861 he responded to his country's call to arms and served through the war, being mustered out as a Lieutenant of company F, 11th Vt. Vols.

On March 30, 1870, the decedent married Caroline D. Smith, and to this union were born seven children, four sons and three daughters, all of whom, with the widow survive him, except one daughter who died in infancy.

The funeral services were held at the Congregational church in Newport on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Edwards officiating, and the interment was in the Lake road cemetery.

Mr. Holbrook had rented a house in Barton and was about to move there. Mrs. R.E. Davis of Glover is a daughter and Miss Lucia Holbrook, at one time a teacher here, is also a daughter. He leaves other children, one an editor in Illinois.

Source: Orleans County Monitor, June 25, 1913
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.