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Hyde, Benjamin F.


Age: 18, credited to Chelsea, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enl 7/19/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. G, 10th VT INF, m/o 6/22/65

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Birth: 01/14/1843, Chelsea, VT
Death: 06/26/1911

Burial: Highland Cemetery, Chelsea, VT
Marker/Plot: 52
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 75719619


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/19/1890, VT; widow Minnie E., 9/8/1911, 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: 10th Vt. History off-site


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Highland Cemetery, Chelsea, VT

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The Late Benjamin F. Hyde

Benjamin Franklin Hyde, eldest son of the late Rufus Hatch and Eliza Tolfe Hyde of Chelsea, Vt., died suddenly at West Fairlee Monday evening, June 26, of heart failure after several weeks of intermittent and severe suffering from enlargement of the heart.

He was born in Chelsea, Jan. 14, 1843. When he was 17 years of age he enlisted as a private in Co. G, 10th Vt. Regiment. Soon after his enlistment General Henry appointed him wagonmaster of the regiment, a very responsible position for so young a man. He served in this capacity until the close of the war.

His casket was draped with the "Stars and Stripes" that he loved so well.

He was a man of excellent judgment and good executive ability and generally won success in his undertakings, through wholehearted devotion to his purpose. He was a great reader, and through this acquired a large fund of information upon questions of the day and of the past. He had a wonderful memory and entertained his friends with facts and stories of the past and present, in his inimitable way, that they can never forget.

In July, 1873 at Orford, N. H., he married Minnie E. Jenkins of St. Johnsbury, Vt. Their only child, Mary R., died in West Lebanon, N. H., Aug. 4, 1884, aged ten months. This was a terrible blow to him, and seemed to take the zest out of him.

In 1888 he removed to West Fairlee. During the last 14 years he has been a successful farmer. He was of a very sensitive nature, and enjoyed as he often said, "living the life of a recluse."

He is survived by his wife, an only sister and two nieces.

An impressive funeral services was conducted by Rev. William Paul, a personal friend, at the home. Interment was at Highland cemetery, Chelsea, in the family lot.

Source: Bethel Courier, July 13, 1911.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.