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Wait, Harvey M.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 22, credited to Waitsfield, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. B, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63

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VITALS

Birth: 04/25/1840, Unknown
Death: 06/02/1919

Burial: Irasville Cemetery, Waitsfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 46333170

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/26/1886; widow Ella M., 7/15/1919, VT
Portrait?: 13th History
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: 13th Vt. History off-site

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Irasville Cemetery, Waitsfield, VT

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Portrait Portrait

(Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865)

BIOGRAPHY

HARVEY M. WAITE enlisted from Waitsfield; was born in Warren; was 22 years old, 5 ft. 8 in. tall and well built. For several months he acted as Company cook and he made an excellent man for the place. Once I recollect that while we were at camp Vermont the whole Company was ordered to report at Fort Lyon some miles away to labor on the construction of earthworks. We started early and were short of rations which would come later in the day. So we had the uninviting prospect of a meagre dinner after hard labor, but just as we were released at noon we saw an army team coming which proved to have on board a good supply of beans well cooked and other rations with comrade Waite to dish them out. He had hard work to get a team for the purpose but told those in charge that if the boys had to work they must have some dinner. Near the close of our term of service he was taken sick and just before we started on that long march he, with several others unable to endure the march was sent to the general hospital. Soon after his return he married Ella Parker, a sister of his comrade Dexter Parker, and purchased a farm in Waitsfield which by hard work and good management he greatly improved, building a fine barn and greatly increasing the production of the farm. Later he sold his farm and located in Waitsfield village where he owns a fine residence with land enough to furnish him some employment.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 469