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Irish, Horace N.


Age: 19, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 8/15/62, m/i 9/29/62, Pvt, Co. L, 1st VT CAV, pow, Herndon Station, 3/17/63, prld 3/18/63, pow 9/22/63, prld 9/29/63, m/o 6/21/65

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Birth: 03/03/1843, Unknown
Death: 02/15/1919

Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery, Keene, NH
Marker/Plot: Section 8, Lot 51
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 18249776


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/22/1890, NH
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, Guber Collection off-site
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(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: 2nd death at the Bennington Soldiers' Home in 1919.

Obituary says Homer, should be Horace, see Vermont Vital Records


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Greenlawn Cemetery, Keene, NH

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John Gibson Collection

Horace N. Irish

Bennington Banner
Feb. 17, 1919
Old Soldier Gone
Homer (sic) Irish Died Saturday at the Soldiers' Home.
Homer Irish, 76 years old, who had been an inmate of the soldiers' home here since Dec. 14, 1904, died at that institution Saturday afternoon. He was born at Colchester, March 3, 1843 and enlisted from his native town in Company L of the First Vermont cavalry August 15, 1862.
He was taken prisoner March 17, 1863 and again September 22, 1863 being a day of two in both cases. He was mustered out of the service June 21, 1865. He was a carpenter by trade and worked for many years in Keene, N.H. At one time he conducted a bakery. He was a member of the G.A.R. and of the Masonic order.
The family survivors are a son and a daughter who live in West Medford, Mass. The son arrived at the home two hours after his father passed away. The remains were taken Monday morning to Keene for burial.

Note: Homer C. Irish was Horace's older brother. They both served in Co. L, 1st Vermont Cavalry. Homer passed in 1894, and is buried in Leavenworth National Cemetery, Kansas.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.