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Shippee, James Henry


Age: 22, credited to Wilmington, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF, 11th VT INF
Service: enl 5/11/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. A, 2nd VT INF, wdd, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, pow, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, prld 8/3/62, dis/wds, 11/27/62; enl 9/14/63, m/i 10/7/63, Pvt, Co. M, 11th VT INF, pr CPL 10/30/63, red 3/24/64, tr to Co. D, 6/24/65, wdd, Petersburg, 4/2/65, m/o 8/10/65

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Birth: 05/05/1839, Halifax, VT
Death: 04/02/1930

Burial: Lynwood Church Cemetery, Hadley, NY
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 16866201


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/29/1862
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: CA, KS, SD
(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

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


Great Granduncle of Anna Behan, Bennington, VT

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Lynwood Church Cemetery, Hadley, NY

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J. Henry Shippee of Corinth Dies in Wilmington, Vt., While on Visit

J. Henry Shippee, ninety-one year old Civil War veteran of Corinth, died yesterday morning at the home of a niece, Mrs. Anna Shippee in Wilmington, Vt., where hew had been spending the winter months. Relatives in Corinth received word yesterday to that effect.

Mr. Shippee was born in Halifax, Vt., and when he was twenty-two years of age, May 7, 1861, he enlisted in Co. A, Second Vermont Volunteers, the first resident of Wilmington to volunteer in the Vermont forces. He was wounded on the fourth day of the Cold Harbor battle, later discharged from service, but re-entered. Again at Cold Harbor on September 6, 1863, Mr., Shippee was wounded a second time. Then at Petersburg on April 2, 1865, he received a third wound when the Vermont forces were in tight quarters battling against the Confederates.

On November 19, 1865, he was discharged from service and returned to Wilmington. Two years later the war veteran removed to Iowa and Nebraska. During the past twenty years Mr, Shippee was quite a traveler in Western states; his last long trip being two years ago when he came back East unaccompanied at the age of 89 years.

He is survived by a brother, Albert Shippee of Corinth.

The body is expected in Corinth this afternoon and it will be removed to the Shippee residence on Oak street for funeral services.

Source: Glens Falls Post-Star, April 3, 1930.

Funeral of J. H. Shippee

CORINTH - The body of J. Henry Shippee, 91, Corinth Civil War veteran, arrived here yesterday from Wilmington, Vt., and was removed to the residence of his brother, Albert Shippee in Oak street. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock this afternoon in the Baptist church at Conklingville by the Rev. Royal E. MacGowan, pastor of the Presbyterian church.

A firing squad from Company L, National Guard, Saratoga Springs, will pay tribute at the military funeral. Burial will be in the Lynwood cemetery near Conklingville.

Source: Glens Falls Post-Star, April 4, 1930.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.