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Morse, Hiram Leander


Age: 33, credited to Concord, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF, 2nd USSS
Service: enl 8/31/64, m/i 9/8/64, PVT, Co. H, 2nd USSS, wdd, 10/27/64, tr to 4th VT INF, Co. H, 2/25/65, m/o 6/19/65

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Birth: 02/19/1831, Danville, VT
Death: 10/14/1904

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Waterford, VT
Marker/Plot: 23
Gravestone photographer: Beth Kanell
Findagrave Memorial #: 112928436


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/31/1879, VT; widow Emily S., 11/1/1904, 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: None


3rd Great Grandfather of N. E. Perry, Shaktoolik, AK

3rd Great Grandfather of Jeffrey Morse, Amesbury, MA

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Riverside Cemetery, Waterford, VT

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Leander Morse

By the death of Leander Morse, which took place at his home in the brook district of Concord Corner, October 14, the town has been called to part with one of its aged and respected citizens. Mr. Morse was a native of this town, was born February 19, 1831, and was a man who was always loyal to the principles of right. He was a son of Seth and Hannah Miner Morse, to whom eight children were born: George, Amanda, Corydon, Leander, Dennison, Cordelia, Emily and Freeman, only one of whom survive the deceased.

November 26, 1857, Mr. Morse was married at Newmarket, N. H., to Miss Emily Willey. Mr. and Mrs. Morse have, since their marriage, resided here.

The wife and four children, Mary, Alice, Caro, and an adopted son, Walter, are left to cherish the memory of the departed one. Mr. Morse enlisted in the Civil war in September, 1864, in the 2d Ref. Vt. Sharp shooters, and was mustered out June 19, 1865. He was a member of Woodbury post of this place, being mustered in September 7, 1866, and from that time until the time of his death, was the color bearer of the post.

Rev. J. Hird of Upper Waterford officiated at the funeral, which was held at the home Sunday afternoon. Woodbury post attended in a body, and conducted the burial service of the order. The casket was draped with the flag which the comrade had, for many years, carried in advance of Woodbury post, and Old Glory was hung on the wall, in honor of the departed one. Interment was in the family lot in Waterford.

Source: St. Johnsbury Republican, October 19, 1904.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.