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Francis, Henry W.


Age: 32, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 51st NY INF
Service: comn, Buffalo, 1LT, Co. D, 51st NY INF, 7/27/61, pr Capt, 5/8/62, tr 8/31/63 to Co. F, 7th Reg. VRC, m/o 8/31/64

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Birth: 1829, Canada
Death: 11/30/1874

Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 23377818


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
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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Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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We regret to learn that it has been found necessary to amputate the leg of Mr. Henry W. Francis, of this city, who was seriously injured while at work in the New York and Canada Railroad, last Saturday. Drs. Grinnell and Carpenter crossed the lake, for that purpose. They were accompanied by Mr. Francis's brother and brother-in-law, Policeman F. S. Francis and Alderman H. R. Wing.

Source: Burlington Free Press, October 24, 1874

Henry Francis, of Burlington, who has been employed in the construction of the New York and Canada railroad, was seriously injured one week ago Saturday, by a premature explosion of a blast about three miles below Port Kent, N.Y. He was buried in fragments of rock so massive that it required a derrick to remove them. He received several internal injuries and one leg was badly crushed. Several ladies and gentlemen of Burlington went across the lake in a boat on Sunday to visit Mr. Francis, and on their return the boat was disabled by a high wind and they were at the mercy of the waves for more than two hours. They were finally rescued by Capt. Tobias, who risked his own life to save themselves.

Source: Orleans County Monitor, October 26, 1874
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.


The funeral services of the late Captain Henry W. Francis were held yesterday afternoon at the residence of Mrs. Horace Wing, the mother-in-law of the deceased, on Pearl street, in this city. Rev. L. G. Ware, of the Unitarian Church, officiated. The pallbearers were C. B. Gray, Roswell Lillie, E. H. Trick, Wm. Howe, Henry Green, and I. F. Truman. Captain E. C. Ryer conducted the ceremonies. The attendance was large, many of his old comrades of the Grand army being present. A beautiful wreath of flowers and cross and crown, designed and made by Mrs. Ryer, assisted by Mrs. Bowen, lay upon the coffin. The flowers were largely contributed by Mrs. Wm. A. Crombie, Mrs. Roswell Lillie and Miss Clyne. The remains were buried in Green Mount Cemetery.

Source: Burlington Free Press, December 4, 1874
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.