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Wilson, Horatio K.


Age: 18, credited to Searsburg, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 8/15/62, m/i 9/15/62, PVT, Co. A, 2nd VT INF, pr CPL 9/1/64, pr SGT 10/17/64, wdd, 5/3/63, m/o 6/19/65

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Birth: 05/17/1844, Bakersfield, VT
Death: 04/08/1926

Burial: Heartwellville Cemetery, Readsboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 54132212


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/30/1879
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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Heartwellville Cemetery, Readsboro, VT

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Horatio K. Wilson


Prominent Resident and
Former Readsboro Sheriff
Was Veteran of Civil War.
H. K. Wilson, 82, for nearly 40 years a prominent resident of Hartwellville and Readsboro, Vt., died at his home in the former town last evening after an extended illness. Mr. Wilson was born in Fitzwilliam, N. H., and moved to Readsboro when a young man and for a number of years was sheriff there. About three years ago he made his home in Heartwellville where he had since lived. He was a Civil War veteran and one of Heartwellville's oldest and best known residents. He is survived by no near relatives but leaves a number of nephews and nieces in Heartwellville and Readsboro.
The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Heartwellville Baptist church with interment in the family lot in the cemetery in that town.
Source: North Adams Transcript, April 9, 1926; contributed by Tom Boudreau


The funeral of H. K. Wilson who died at the home of Mrs. Eliza Canedy in Heartwellville last Friday evening was held in the church in Heartwellville Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Charles Ellia officiating. Roy D. Howe sang "The Homeland." The services at the grave were in charge of the Balance Rock lodge, F. & A.M., of which Mr. Wilson was a member. Burial was in the Heartwellville cemetery by the side of his wife.

Mr. Wilson was born in New Hampshire and when quite young moved to Searsburg. He was a veteran of the Civil war enlisting when sixteen years old in the second Vermont regiment and was orderly sergeant in Company A, Col Newton Stone, a Readsboro young man, commander. Later when Colonel Stone was killed, his brother, Captain Pratt Stone and Mr. Wilson while under fire went out and brought in the body. Mr. Wilson was wounded in battle, a bullet entering the mouth. Two years after the war ended was taken from the back of his neck. Mr. Wilson was in the bakery business three years in New York, then returned to Readsboro and went into a general store in partnership with O. V. Bennett. Several years later this partnership was dissolved and he went to Albany in the bakery business again. About twenty years ago he returned to Readsboro and settled here with his wife, who was Miss Wealthy Crosier. Mrs. Wilson died three years ago after m ore than 50 years of happy married life.

Source: North Adams Transcript, April 15, 1926
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.