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Webster, Henry S.


Age: 0, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): USN
Service: enl, LNDS, USN; cred to New York. GO No. 49, 22 June 1865. Buried in Fair Haven, Vt. (Medal of Honor)

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Birth: 01/07/1845, Stockholm, NY
Death: 07/02/1910

Burial: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Fair Haven, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 7891718


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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Cedar Grove Cemetery, Fair Haven, VT

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This soldier was awarded the Medal of Honor

Henry S. Webster

Rank and Organization: : Landsman, U.S. Navy.
Born: 7 Jan 1845, Stockholm, NY.
Died: 2 Jul 1910, Brattleboro.
Buried: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Fair Haven, VT
Entered service: Brooklyn, New York.
Citation: On board the U.S.S. Susquehanna during the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 Jan 1865. When enemy fire halted the attempt by his landing party to enter the fort and more than two_thirds of the men fell back along the open beach, Webster voluntarily remained with one of his wounded officers, under fire, until aid could be obtained to bring him to the rear.
NARA File Number: Pending.


Rutland Daily Herald, July 4, 1910
Fair Haven - Word was received here Saturday of the death at the retreat in Brattleboro of Henry Webster of this place at 3 o'clock Saturday morning of Bright's disease. He was 65 years old and is survived by his wife, one sister, Mrs. S.J. Taylor of New York city, and one brother, A.P. Webster of Glasston, N.D. He was a member and active worker in the Advent church in Low Hampton, and was also a Civil war veteran, having served 13 months as a marine (sic). The body was brought here on the 7:50 train Sunday and taken to his home on Prospect street at which place the funeral will be held at 4 o'clock this afternoon. Burial will be in the Cedar Grove cemetery.

Courtesy of Jennifer Snoots.