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Hunt, Luther Ball Jr.


Age: 31, credited to St. Albans, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/18/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. E, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63

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Birth: 11/10/1830, St. Albans, VT
Death: 08/18/1901

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 87468570


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/5/1895, 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: See Benedict's Army Life in Virginia


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Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT

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Boston Journal; August 20, 1901
St. Albans, Vt., Aug. 19 - Luther B. Hunt, Jr., whom the neighbors said was an eccentric bachelor, took his life today by cutting his throat. He served in the Civil War as a nurse in hospitals. He is believed to have left some wealth.
Boston Journal; August 22, 1901
Funeral of Luther B. Hunt, Jr.
The funeral of Luther B. Hunt, Jr., took place at St. Luke's church last evening at 6 o'clock, the Rev. W. Hamilton Benham officiating.
The bearers were Charles D. Watson, L.D. Smith, John F. Locke, and Don A. Parker. A mixed quartet from the choir of the church sang "Thy Way not Mine, O Lord," and " Thou Hidden Love of God." The burial was in the South Main street cemetery.

Courtesy of Tom Boudreau


Widely Known Army Nurse Cut His Throat.

Luther B. Hunt, 74, committed suicide early Monday morning of last week by cutting his throat with a razor at the home of John A. Parker in St. Albans where he lived with his adopted son, H. A. Wetherbee. Mr. Hunt was one of the most widely known men in Franklin county. He was a tinsmith in Chicago when the civil war broke out, but he volunteered as a nurse, and he did great service during the smallpox epidemic when he had charge of the army pest house. He dwelt alone with the sick men, nursing back to health those who had the health to recover, and burying those who succumbed to the dreaded disease. When the war was over he returned to St. Albans. He was possessed of means sufficient for his maintenance, but he took up the work of nursing because he liked to befriend helpless humanity. His fame as a nurse spread all through Vermont, northern New York and lower Canada.

Source: St. Johnsbury Caledonian, August 28, 1901.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.