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Bushnell, Henry N.


Age: 25, credited to Waitsfield, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: enl 8/14/61, m/i 10/15/61, SGT, Co. H, 6th VT INF, pr 1SGT, 2/19/62, comn 2LT, Co. H, 5/3/63 (6/29/63), pr 1LT, Co. C, 5/15/64 (5/27/64), pr CPT, Co. H, 10/29/64 (11/8/64), m/o 6/26/65 (detached service, Division sharpshooters, 4 months)

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Birth: 05/28/1838, Waitsfield, VT
Death: 02/19/1920

Burial: Waitsfield Village Cemetery, Waitsfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 46490070


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/29/1872; widow Mary A., 3/17/1920, VT
Portrait?: Jones Collection, VHS Collections
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


Granduncle of Philip Jones, Sturbridge, MA

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Village Cemetery, Waitsfield, VT

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VHS - Reunion Society Collection


Dewey Jones Collection




Many friends were saddened to learn of the death of Henry N. Bushnell of this town, which occurred quite suddenly Thursday evening of last week after an illness of a few days with hardening of the arteries.

Henry Newton Bushnell was born in Waitsfield, May 28, 1838, and received his education in his native town. In his early life he enlisted in Co. H, 6th Vermont, was made captain of his company and served nearly four years in the Civil war.

In January 1867, he married Miss Mary Smith of Waterbury to whom two children, Allen and Fred, were They lived in the east neighborhood until the spring of 1892, when they moved to the village. Mr. Bushnell not only served his country but his town as well, having held many town offices and for 13 years was town treasurer. He was also town representative. He was a member of the Congregational church and was made deacon in 1866.

Mr. Bushnell possessed a lovable disposition, which endeared him to a host of friends, whose deep sympathy goes out to the bereaved wife and daughter. He was always ready and willing to give a helping hand to those in need.

The funeral services were held at his late home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock and the bearers were Walter and Edward Jones, Herbert Joslyn and D. H. Skinner. He was laid to rest in the village cemetery beside his son.

Source: Montpelier Evening Argus, February 28, 1920.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.