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Hitchcock, Henry A.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 25, credited to Westfield, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, 4SGT, Co. B, 3rd VT INF, m/o 8/1/62; enl, 12/63, 39th NY INF, wdd, Wilderness, 5/6/64 (gsw, leg, amputated), d/wds, 5/8/64, Chancellorsville

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VITALS

Birth: 1836, Westfield, VT
Death: 05/08/1864

Burial: North Cemetery, Westfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: John Cogan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/4/1862, not approved
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

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Tombstone

Cenotaph at North Cemetery, Westfield, VT

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Photo

Medical & Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Volume 1, Page 216

Henry A. Hitchcock

HENRY A. HITCHCOCK was son of Newton Hitchcock, and grand-son of David Hitchcock, one of the first settlers in the town. He was the first to enlist from this town. He joined the 3d Vermont, Co. B., June 1, 1861. He served 'till August 1, 1862, when he was discharged on account of ill health. In December of '63, he enlisted in the 39th N.Y.. At the battle of the Wilderness, May 6, 1864, his leg was shattered by a shot. The next day his limb was amputated and he was started in an ambulance for Fredericksburg, but the guerillas turned the train of wounded and dying men back to Chancellorsville, and the next day, May 8th he died. His age was 29 years.

Hemenway's Historical Gazetteer, 1877, iii:353

Submitted By: Deanna French.