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Beard, Harrison K.


Age: 23, credited to Barnet, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 10/7/61, m/i 11/19/61, Pvt, Co. D, 1st VT CAV, wdd, 7/13/63, in Lyceum Hosp., Hagerstown, MD, foot wound, m/o 11/18/64

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Birth: 03/03/1838, Unknown
Death: 02/13/1908

Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Northfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 60201727


Alias?: Bard, Harrison K.
Pension?: Yes, 8/5/1865
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: Reference to Lyceum hospital came from a New York Times article in July 1863 that is no longer freely available.


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Elmwood Cemetery, Northfield, VT

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Overdose of Morphine Caused Death

Harrison Beard died February 12 at his home in Barnet from the effects of an overdose of morphine.

Mr. Beard was a son of Bartlett and Sarah Harriman Beard, and was born in Barnet about 72 years ago. He was a veteran of the Civil War and served in the First Vermont Cavalry until wounded since which time he had resided in Barnet. Mr. Beard was twice married, and leaves one son and one daughter by his first marriage. He is also survived by his wife and her son, Albert Woodard, who is an electrician now aboard one of the largest United States battleships that is now cruising in the Pacific. Harrison Beard is the last of his name in Barnet, where the family resided for generations. He leaves one brother, Charles, who lives in the west part of the state.

Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, February 21, 1908
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.