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Shaw, Henry Charles
MILITARY SERVICE
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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VITALS
Birth: 1832, Waitsfield, VT
Death: 09/07/1862

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

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: VHS off-site
College?: DC 58
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None
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BURIAL:
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Tombstone

Irasville Cemetery, Waitsfield, VT

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HENRY C. SHAW

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.

Obituary

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.

Vermont Journal, Sept. 20, 1862

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.