Leslie, Henry Clay
Age: 20, credited to Plymouth, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF, 2nd USSS
Service: enl 9/1/64, m/i 9/10/64, PVT, Co. E, 2nd USSS, tr to Co. G, 4th VT INF, 2/25/65, m/o 6/19/65
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Birth: 07/15/1844, Plymouth, VT
Burial: Plymouth Notch Cemetery, Plymouth, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 91758545
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/13/1889, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Plymouth Notch Cemetery, Plymouth, VT
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Death of Civil War Veteran
Henry Clay Leslie a Civil War Veteran died March 13 at the home of his niece, Mrs. Nora Leslie, in Healdville, where he had made his home for five years. Mr. Leslie was born in Plymouth, July 8, 1844, and had lived there most of his life. On September 1, 1864, he enlisted from Plymouth in Company E, 2nd U. S. Sharpshooters. He was accompanied by Smith M. Clay, Joseph C. Bradley, Lewis A. Ackley, Andrew A. Edgerton, Edson Pinney and George D. Stowell, all of this town. He participated in 27 battles. He was transferred in February, 1865, to Company G, 4th Vermont. He was discharged from service on June 19, 1865. On December 24, 1868, he married Sally Maria Billings, who died May 30, 1922. To this union were born Julius Caesar and Carrie Almeda Coolidge, who survive and Emma Sarah Carpenter and Warren Henry deceased. He is also survived by seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The funeral was largely attended at the Notch church on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. H. B. Rankin of the Ludlow Baptist church officiated and Col. R. E. Hathorn of Ludlow, related facts about Mr. Leslie's war record. Burial was in the Notch cemetery with military honors members of company B of the National Guards and the Ballard Hobart Post of Ludlow, being present. Col. H. E. Hathorn, Eleazer Hall and George Petty of O. O. Howard Post and Mr. and Mrs. Norris Davis, Mrs. Hard and Mrs. Acklery of the relief corps, Ludlow were also [present. The floral tributes were many and beautiful.
Those attending the funeral from out of town were: Herbert Bates and son, Sherrill, of Pittsfield, Mass.; Mrs. Ira Sumner, Mrs. Lafford Pingrey and two sons, Mrs. Matilda Biggey, Charles and Paul Sumner, Mrs. Bowker and Mr. And Mrs. James Bowker of Ludlow; Hyde Leslie, Mr. And Mrs. Harry Leslie and Mrs. Nora Leslie of Mount Holly; Mrs. Jennie Townsend and son, Paul, of Bridgewater Corners and Mr. And Mrs. Barton Carpenter and son, Burt of Springfield.
Source: Rutland Daily Herald, March 21, 1930
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.