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Hight, Bradbury Wallace


Age: 22, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/20/61, m/i 6/20/61, CPL, Co. K, 2nd VT INF, pr SGTMAJ, 2/22/62, comn 2LT, Co. C, 3/17/63 (4/16/63), m/o 6/29/64 [College: UVM 62]

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Birth: 1838, Albany, VT
Death: 02/10/1918

Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Council Bluffs, IA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer:
Findagrave Memorial #: 28705381


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/28/1866
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, Findagrave, VHS Collections, USAHEC off-site
College?: UVM 62
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


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Fairview Cemetery, Council Bluffs, IA

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VHS - 2nd Vermont Infantry Album (V2)


John Gibson Collection



The last of a large family passed when Capt. Bradbury Wallace Hight died Feb. 10 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, where his home has been so many years. B. Wallace Hight was born in Albany, July 1, 3838, on a farm west of the village now owned by Harry Duckles, the son of John H. and Laura Livingston Hight, of of ten children. As a boy he went to school in "the old red schoolhouse" about a half mile north of the village, until the "house of education" was erected in the village in 1885, where he fitted for college and entered U.V.M., but when the Civil war opened he left college for the front as a soldier, a private in the second Vermont infantry. When the war closed, he returned with a captain's commission, finished his course in law, was admitted to the bar in 1866, and went to Council Bluffs in 1867. The Iowa paper says, "He was county attorney here from 1870 until 1884, was reporter for the Iowa supreme court in 1882 and judge of the superior court in Council Bluffs in 1885. He was appointed supervisor of the Third Iowa district for the 1900 federal census." He has been entirely blind since 1894. "The long years of physical darkness did not dim the sunshine of his nature and he bore his affliction without a murmur." The last four months was not suffering but simply wearing away and not one complaint. In his youth he was a root? of no mean order. He married Miss Lily Snow, who died many years ago. He leaves an adopted daughter, the child of his eldest brother who has tenderly cared for him. Very few old friends left here, to drop a tear.

Source: Orleans County Monitor, 6 Mar 1918.
Transcribed by Tom Ledoux