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Parsons, Henry Chester


Age: 21, credited to St. Albans, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: comn CPT, Co. L, 1st VT CAV, 9/18/62 (9/25/62), wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, treated at Court-House, then Peter Stallsmith house, then Gnrl. Hosp. Gettysburg, dis/wds 1/4/64 [College: UVM 62]

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Birth: 09/25/1840, Unknown
Death: 06/29/1894

Burial: High Bridge Presbyterian Cemetery, Natural Bridge, VA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 12412257

Cenotaph: Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jim Fouts
Findagrave Memorial #: 148226202


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/9/1866; widow Nellie L., 12/31/1897, VA
Portrait?: Guber Collection off-site
College?: UVM 62
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


Great Granduncle of Marc Parsons, High Point, NC

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High Bridge Presbyterian Cemetery, Natural Bridge, VA

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Cenotaph in Greenwood Cemetery, Saint Albans, VT

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Colonel Henry G. Parsons, the owner of Natural Bridge, Virginia, was shot and killed at Clifton Forge, Va., Thursday night, by Goodwin, a conductor, whom Colonel Parsons had reported for alleged neglect of duty. Col. Parsons was a native of St. Albans, Vt., a graduate of Middelbury college, a captain in the 1st Vt. Cavalry, and was seriously wounded in the side at Gettysburg. He was offered a pension but refused it, and married a daughter of the late Professor Nathan Loomis of West Springfield in 1864. In company with the late James G. Blaine he bought and largely developed the Natural Bridge property as a summer resort and maintained three hotels there. He projected the Richmond & Allegheny railroad, and was its first president, and was identified with several mining and pubic projects. He was one of the most prominent republicans in Virginia. He was an enthusiastic Blaine man, and attempted to carry Virginia for him. He broke with Mahone, but in recent years has had little to do with politics. He was sixty years old and leaves a wife and three daughters.

Source: Vermont Journal, July 7, 1894
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.