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Howard, Emory


Age: 26, credited to Townshend, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 7/30/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. G, 11th VT INF, pr CPL 12/27/63, wdd, Petersburg, 4/2/65, m/o 5/25/65

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Birth: 1836, MIlford, MA
Death: 10/23/1925

Burial: Dover Center Cemetery, Dover, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/15/1877
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: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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Death of Emory Howard

Emory Howard, 89, a veteran of the Civil War, died in his home at 10:30 Friday forenoon, Oct. 23, of acute bronchitis and infirmities due to advanced years. He had been confined to the house a number of years, failing gradually until the end. During his long illness he was kindly and patiently cared for by his sons and by his granddaughter, Miss Maude Howard.

Mr. Howard was born in Milford, Mass., Jan. 21, 1836, a son of John and Chloe Gould Howard, and came to Vermont to live when a young man. On Dec. 25, 1861, he married Miss Chloe Moulton of Dover, whose death occurred July 24, 1866. Of this union two children were born, Mrs. Ira F. Moulton of Newfane Hill and Mrs. Dora Rawson of Springfield, Mass.

On Feb. 7, 1867 he married Mrs. Sarah Jennison of Dover. Five children were born to them, George, Elbert, John and Darwin, and one daughter, Cora, who died in infancy. He also had four step-children. All the children were present at the funeral.

He enlisted June 6, 1862, as private in Company G, 11th Vermont Volunteers, and was discharged on May 25, 1865, as corporal. He had 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was a member of Birchard post, G. A. R., and his death reduces the number of members in that order to six. He as a farmer, and came to Newfane 19 years ago after giving up active life. He was a respected citizen and a kind neighbor.

The funeral was held at the home at 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Rev. F. M. Wiswall officiating. Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Hescock sang Sometime We'll Understand and Mr. Hescock sang Nearer My God to Thee. Lorenzo Bush was the only member of Birchard post present and took charge of the G. A. R. Service. There was also a service by the Sons of Veterans. There were numerous choice floral tributes. The burial took place in the family lot in East Dover. The bearers were Elbert, John and Darwin Howard, and Ira F. Moulton. Those present from out of town were Mrs. Dora Rawson and Benjamin Broadbent of Springfield, Mass., Alice Howard of Woodstock, Conn., John Robinson of Dudley, Mass., Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Holden of Townshend, Mr. and Mrs. John Morgan, their two children and George Davis of Wilmington, Edward Moulton of Dover, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Harrington of Marlboro, also members of the Sons of Veterans and the Women's Relief corps.

Source: Brattleboro Reformer, October 30, 1925.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.