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Hoyt, George H.


Age: 21, credited to Clarendon, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 1/4/64, m/i 1/7/64, Pvt, Co. D, 9th VT INF, tr to Co. B, 6/13/65, m/o 8/31/65

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Birth: 12/01/1848, Tunbridge, VT
Death: 05/24/1902

Burial: South View Cemetery, Randolph, VT
Marker/Plot: 36-8-4
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica White

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/24/1865; widow Adelia C., 6/11/1902, 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

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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South View Cemetery, Randolph, VT

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Death of George H. Hoyt.

The death of George H. Hoyt occurred at his home near Hoyt's crossing in this village early Saturday morning, resulting from heart disease. He had been in poor health for two years, but his last illness lasted only two weeks.

Mr. Hoyt was born Dec. 1, 1846, at Tunbridge. Jan. 4, 1864, he enlisted in Co. D, 9th Vt. Vols. in March, 1864, he was detailed to the Sharpshooters of the 24th Corps. He fought in the battles of Newport, N. C., Chapin's Farm, Fair Oaks and Appomattox, Va. He was wounded at Appomattox and was in the hospital when discharged.

Mr. Hoyt joined U. S. Grant post, G.A.R., here in 1887, and has been among its leading and most active members, always ready to do for the good of the organization. He had been past commander four years, and was junior vice-commander of the Department of Vermont for one term.

Mr. Hoyt was a carpenter and builder by trade and during his residence of 27 years here had done much in this line of work.

Besides a widow he is survived by one daughter, Mildred Hoyt of Montpelier, four brothers, Frank J. of Tunbridge, Charles R. of Arlington, Mass., William M. of Waltham, Mass., Harry A. of Burlington; three sisters, Mrs. M. A. Alexander of Strafford, Mrs. Belle Wooster of Waltham, Mass., Miss Lou Hoyt of Lowell, Mass.

Mr. Hoyt was a good, active, industrious citizen and a devoted man to his family.

The funeral was held at the home Tuesday at 3 p. m. under the direction of U. S. Grant Post, G.A.R. Capt. J. E. Eldredge had charge. Rev. F. G. Rainey officiated. The interior of the house was tastefully decorated with red, white and blue bunting, draped with black.

The display of flowers was very large and beautiful. It consisted of a pillow of calla lilies and roses bearing the inscription, "father, " from the immediate family; a pillow of roses inscribed "Brother, " from the brothers and sisters; a pillow of roses, pink and white, inscribed "Uncle, " from Mr. And Mrs. Hobart A. Goodwin, Concord, N. H. ; harp of roses and narcissus inscribed "Comrade, " from members of U. S. Grant post; sheaf of wheat and wreath from W. R. C. ; galax wreath and white roses from C. F. McCoy and family, John Arthur and family of Manchester, N. H.; 56 white carnations from Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Goodwin, Concord, N. H. ; cross and anchor from Mr. and Mrs. Birney Pratt; pillow inscribed "G.A.R.," and cut flowers from C. B. Roberts and W. H. Herrick, Montpelier, Mrs. Lizzie Head, Roxbury, Mrs. L. J. Needham and Mrs. Josie Kelhofer.

Those present from out of town were C. R. Hoyt, Arlington, Mass., Mrs. R. F. Webster, and W. M. Hoyt, Waltham, Mass., Miss Lou F. Hoyt, Lowell, Mass., F. J. Hoyt and W. J. Hoyt, Tunbridge, H. A. Hoyt, wife and son, Burlington, Mrs. C. F. McCoy and Miss Lenwa McCoy, Manchester, N. H., Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Goodwin, Concord, N. H., W. H. Herrick and Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Cashman, Montpelier.

Source: West Randolph Herald and News, May 29, 1902
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.