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Holt, Samuel A.


Age: 0, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 14th MA INF, 1st MA HARTY
Service: Co. K, 14th MA INF; 1st MA HVY ARTY

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Birth: 11/12/1840, Unknown
Death: 02/04/1916

Burial: Village Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: B-263
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 102832307


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/8/1891, VT; widow Matilda D., 5/24/1916, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(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: Pension shows additional service in 14th MA INF.


2nd Great Grandfather of K. Salo, Orange, VA

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Village Cemetery, Bennington, VT

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Adjutant of Local Post for 16 Years Died at Soldiers' Home Friday

Samuel A. Holt, for 16 years adjutant of Custer post, died at the soldiers' home Friday afternoon after a short illness. He had been in poor health for several years.

He was born in Andover, Mass., 74 years ago. He enlisted in Co. K 1st Massachusetts artillery from Lawrence,, Mass., and came to Bennington immediately on the close of the war.

He worked for many years at his trade of machinist, being employed consecutively by Olin Scott, Tiffany & Cooper Mfg. Co. He gave up his work about two years ago on account of poor health and had been confined to his home on Beach street. He went a month ago for medical treatment to the Soldiers' home where he died.

He was twice married, his first wife being Ester Downs of this village who died in 1887. His second wife was Mrs. Matilda Denio, also of Bennington, who survives him. He had two sons and two daughters by his first marriage: Eugene and Robert M. L. Holt of Pittsfield, Mrs. Agnes Sexton of Grandview street and Mrs. Helen Winslow, who also survive, and one son by his second marriage, who died a year ago.

He was always active in Grand Army work and his loss will be felt by the old soldiers. The funeral is to be held from the house Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. Earl C. Davis of the Unitarian church, Pittsfield officiating. Burial will be in the village cemetery.

Source: Bennington Banner, Saturday, February 5, 1916
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.