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Backus, Henry Clay


Age: 18, credited to Fayston, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: enl 10/7/61, m/i 10/15/61, PVT, Co. G, 6th VT INF, pr SGT 10/15/62, m/o 10/28/64

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Birth: 07/05/1844, Waterbury, VT
Death: 02/05/1910

Burial: South Duxbury Cemetery, Duxbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 29111874


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/16/1889
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


2nd Great Grandfather of Mark Backus, Bristol, VT

2nd Great Grandfather of David Backus, Elmira, NY

2nd Great Grandfather of Ronald G. Howard, Eden Prairie, MN

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South Duxbury Cemetery, Duxbury, VT

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The funeral of Henry Backus, who died at his home in South Fayston last Friday night, after a short illness of pneumonia, was held at the church of this place, Monday afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. Mr. Remele of Waitsfield officiating. The bearers were members of the G. A. R., of which Mr. Backus was a member. He leaves a widow, six sons and two daughters, besides a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his loss.

Source: Vermont Watchman and State Journal, February 10, 1910.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.