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
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Council Bluffs, IA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Findagrave Memorial #: 28705381
Alias?: None noted
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, Findagrave, VHS off-site, USAHEC off-site
College?: UVM 62
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Fairview Cemetery, Council Bluffs, IA
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The last of a large family passed when Capt. Bradbury Wallace Hight died Feb. 10, in Council Bluff, Iowa, where his home has been so many years. B. Wallace Hight was born in Albany, July 1, 1838, on a farm west of the village, now owned by Harry Duckles, the son of John H. and Laura Livingston Hight, one 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 1855, 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 Captains Commission, finished his course in law, and was admitted to the Bar in 1866, and went to Council Bluff in 1867.
The Iowa paper says "He was County Attorney here from 1870 until 1884, was a reporter for the Iowa Supreme in 1882 Court, and Judge of the Superior Court in Council Bluff in 1885. He was appointed supervisor of the Third Iowa's 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 few months were not suffering, but simply wearing away, and not one complaint.
In his youth he was a poet 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 tenderly cared for him. Very few old friends left here, to drop a tear.
Orleans County Monitor, March 6, 1918
Courtesy of Deanna French