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Shaw, Henry Charles


Age: 29, credited to Waitsfield, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF, 5th NH INF
Service: comn ASURG, 5th VT INF, 8/15/61 (8/15/61), d/dis 9/7/1862; also ASURG, 5th NH INF

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Birth: 1832, Waitsfield, VT
Death: 09/07/1862

Burial: Irasville Cemetery, Waitsfield, VT
Marker/Plot: 2
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 66949728


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
Portrait?: VHS Collections
College?: DC 58
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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Irasville Cemetery, Waitsfield, VT

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The son of Lucius and Happylona (Steele) Shaw, was born at Waitsfield, Vermont, in 1833. He was fitted for college at the West Randolph, Vermont, Academy, and entered with our class, but took up his standing at the end of freshman year. He was a brother of Lucius S. Shaw of the class of 1857.

After leaving college he commenced the study of medicine, and was graduated from the Medical Department of Dartmouth in 1858. He was commissioned an assistant surgeon of the First New Hampshire Infantry, three months regiment, serving from May 2, 1861, to August 9, following. His residence at this time was given as Hanover. He soon after joined the Fifth Vermont Infantry in the same capacity, and served until he died of fever, at Alexandria, Virginia, September 7, 1862.

Source: Samuel L. Gerould, Biographical Sketches of the Class of 1858 Dartmouth College, (Telegraph Publishing Co., Nashua, NH), 142.


Vermont Journal

Sept. 20, 1862

In Alexandria, Va., Sept. 8th, of typhoid fever Dr. Henry C. Shaw, of Waitsfield, Vt., Assistant Surgeon of the 5th Reg't. Vt. Vols., aged 30 years.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.

DR. HENRY C. SHAW went from this town as Assistant Surgeon of the 2d N.H. Reg.; serving out his time, 3 months, returned as Assistant Surgeon in 5th Vt. Reg., died of fever at Alexandria, Va., Sept. 7, '62. His remains were brought home for interment.

LUCIUS S. SHAW, Esq., brother of Dr. Henry C. Shaw, while practicing law in Lawrence, Kansas, enlisted in the 2d Kansas Reg., was promoted Lieut., and killed Sept 3, '61, by an accident on the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, caused by the burning of a bridge. His body lies beside that of his brother.

Hemenway's Historical Gazetteer, 1882, iv:798

Submitted By: Deanna French.