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Stiles, Henry Galen


Age: 20, credited to Windsor, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enl 8/6/62, m/i 9/1/62, 1SGT, Co. H, 10th VT INF, pr SGTMAJ 3/24/64, comn 2LT, Co. G, 6/6/64, pr 1LT, Co. E, 2/9/65, pow, Cold Harbor, 6/1/64, prld 11/19/64, pr CPT, 5/11/65 (5/11/65), m/o 6/29/65

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Birth: 1842, Strafford, VT
Death: 09/11/1905

Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN
Marker/Plot: Sec: 44, Lot: 82
Gravestone photographer: Rebekah Myers
Findagrave Memorial #: 46022629


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/18/1904, IN; widow Susan A., 4/25/1908, IN
Portrait?: VHS Collections, Findagrave, History 10th Infantry
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: IN
(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: 10th Vt. History off-site


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Henry G. Stiles

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette (IN)

Monday - 11 Sep 1905
Henry G. Stiles, of the C., H. & D. Drops Dead
Indianapolis, Sept. 10 - Henry Stiles, in the railway service for half a century and at the time of his death division freight agent for the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton railroad, with headquarters at Indianapolis, dropped dead at his home here, today of apoplexy. Mr. Stiles was born in 1842. He began his railway career in 1859 and served through the Civil war with the Tenth Vermont volunteers. The deceased leaves a wife and two children.

Courtesy of Erik Hinckley.
The Vermont Journal, September 23, 1905

"Henry G. Stiles, whose death occurred at the family home, in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Sept. 12 was one of the best known railroad men in Indiana. He had been in the railroad service in that city for 34 years. At the time of his death, Mr. Stiles was division freight agent of the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton. He had been with that railroad for 33 years, and was one of the most trusted officials. His death was very sudden. He arose shortly after 5 o'clock, complaining of feeling ill. A few minutes later he had breathed his last, in the presence of his wife and daughter, before a physician could be summoned. The cause of death was apoplexy.

Mr. Stiles was born in Strafford, Vt., in 1842. He began his railroad service as a telegraph operator in Windsor, Vt., in 1859. His work as a telegrapher ended in 1862, when he enlisted in the 10th Vt., Vols., in the civil war, in company with James Stone, son of the late Samuel Stone. Both were held prisoners in Andersonville and Libby prisons, where Mr. Stone died, and Mr. Stiles returned to Windsor a physical wreck in 1865.

Mr. Stiles went west in 1866, and has been constantly employed in railroading. At the first of this year Mr. Stiles was promoted to the office of division freight agent of the Cincinnati, Hamilton & Dayton railroad with headquarters in Indianapolis."

Contributed by Cathy Hoyt.