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Miles, Henry A.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Berlin, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/6/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. C, 13th VT INF, wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, m/o 7/21/63

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VITALS

Birth: 1844, Barre, VT
Death: 04/16/1881

Burial: Worcester Village Cemetery, Worcester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 80481555

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/18/1880; widow Celia P., 9/12/1881
Portrait?: 13th History
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: 13th Vt. History off-site

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Tombstone

Tombstone

Village Cemetery, Worcester, VT

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Portrait

(Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865)

BIOGRAPHY

HENRY A. MILES was one of the enthusiastic volunteers from the town of Berlin. His age was 20 and joined Company C. He was of fair complexion, and rather of a jovial disposition, in fact a good looking young man. He was a good soldier on hand at all times for duty or fun. A raid outside the picket line was a delight and generally returned with some- thing found among the natives near by - bought of course with a promise to pay as soon as the paymaster came. He endured the hardships and enjoyed the pleasures of army life day and night as they came. He was wounded in the battle of Gettysburg July 3rd, 1863, was mustered out and with his regiment July 21, 1863, returned home and settled down to business. He died April 16, 1881, and was buried in the village Cemetery at Worcester, Vt. His picture will be found on page 180.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 503

Obituary

MILES. - Henry A. Miles, station agent at Georgia, died April 16, at the age of thirty-seven years. He was born in Barre, and when seven years old moved with his parents to the town of Worcester, where he lived, working on the farm, till he was eighteen. He then left home and commenced life for himself. His educational advantages, though limited, were well improved, and he soon built for himself a character of much merit. He enlisted and served nine months in the Vermont Thirteenth, and received an honorable discharge. In every place of trust he was honest and faithful and filled with credit the position of station agent at Georgia for more than five years. On the day of his funeral but one opinion was expressed: “He was a good man, and worthy to receive the approval, 'Well done, thou good and faithful servant.’ “ He leaves a widow and one child, a son, to mourn his loss. His funeral was attended at Middlesex on Tuesday the 19th, and his remains were taken to Worcester Center and buried among his kindred. The railroad officials and others were every kind, and Mrs. Miles extends her sincere thanks to all who assisted in her hour of sorrow.

Source: Vermont Watchman and State Journal, May 4, 1881.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.