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Hurlburt, Ward B.


Age: 19, credited to Weybridge, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/20/61, m/i 6/20/61, CPL, Co. K, 2nd VT INF, pr SGT 9/1/62, reen 3/21/64, comn 1LT, Co. K, 6/20/64 (7/11/64), pr CPT, Co. D, 12/24/64 (1/31/65), m/o 7/15/65

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Birth: 1842, Ripton, VT
Death: 11/05/1905

Burial: Weybridge Hill Cemetery, Weybridge, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 46188417


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/25/1879; widow Sarah J., 11/17/1905, VT
Portrait?: Italo Collection, USAHEC off-site
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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Weybridge Hill Cemetery, Weybridge, VT

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Ed Italo Collection



our citizens were pained to learn of the death of Col. Ward B. Hurlbut, which occurred at his home in Burlington on Sunday evening, the 5th, at 8 p. m. His early decease was anticipated but came quite sudden at last. He has been ailing for a year or more but only gave his resignation a few weeks ago. Col. Hurlbut was born in Ripton, the son of Hiram Hurlbut a preacher of the gospel. His mother was a daughter of Dr. Cullen Bullard Sr. His father emigrated to California early gold times and died in San Francisco some years after. Mrs. Hurlbut came to reside at the Hurlbut homestead and here Col. Hurlbut was raised. When the 2nd Vt. Vol. Was raised although quite young he joined it and gave four of his best years to his country's service having been promoted to the rank of Captain. Faithfully serving in all the hardships and sharing in the defeats and victories of the old Vermont brigade he came back to civil life loaded with honor and not one shadow on his army life. He was married shortly after to Miss Sarah J. Ayres a companion of his youth and engaged in farm life in which he continued until he obtained his position as U. S. Postal Clerk on the R. & B. Rail Road running from Burlington to Boston when he removed to his late home. Promotion has followed his faithful discharge of duties until he stood among the first.

Col. Hurlbut was an early convert to the religion of Jesus Christ and became a member of the M. E. Church here when but a boy continuing firm until his end came.

His earthly store was lavishly bestowed to relieve the wants of his church needs.

His family was composed of three sons and two daughters, Frank, Watson and John, Susie and Adda.

The sons are now in the employ of the Vermont Marble Co., Susie became Mrs. Prof. Martin of Philadelphia, Pa., Miss Adda is a graduate of U. V. M., and is engaged in teaching. It is hoped that Mrs. Hurlbut will return to reside among us again.

Source: Middlebury Register, November 10, 1905.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.