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Tobey, Henry A.
Age: 18, credited to Whitingham, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 1/7/62, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. H, 8th VT INF, dis/dsb 6/27/62
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Birth: 1844, Whitingham, VT
Burial: Carley Cemetery, Whitingham, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 141383213
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/8/1873 (Toby)
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Carley Cemetery, Whitingham, VT
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Henry A. Tobey
Deerfield Valley Times
Sep. 30, 1904
HENRY A. TOBEY
Long Life of Helpless Suffering At an End.
After living for many years in a condition of absolute helplessness and undergoing intense suffering from rheumatism in its worst form, Henry A. Tobey died on Tuesday at the home of Miss Lizzie J. Howe, who had taken care of him for years. Mr. Tobey was a veteran of the civil war and contracted the illness, which finally rendered him helpless, while serving with the Eighth Vermont Volunteers in the swamps of Louisiana in 1862.
He enlisted at Whitingham on January 7 of that year and was discharged for disability on June 27 following.
For many years he was unable to take care of himself in any way and was in receipt of a total disability pension of $72 a month from the United States government. He had lived in several towns in this county, including Bennington, Jacksonville and Halifax, being cared for by Miss Smith for many years.
The funeral was held at Miss Smith's residence Thursday afternoon and interment was in the cemetery at Whitingham.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.
8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History