Demmon, Harper A.
Age: 42, credited to Waterbury, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF, 17th VT INF
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. I, 13th VT INF, tr to Co. C, 10/11/62, m/o 7/21/63; enl 8/8/64, m/i 8/22/64, WGNR, Co. K, 17th VT INF, m/o 7/14/65
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Birth: abt 1820, Waterbury, VT
Death: May have died before 10/13/1887
Burial: Final resting place unknown, , Unknown
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Lucy P. (not approved)
Portrait?: 13th VT INF, off-site
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: He is not buried at Forest Hill Cemetery in Fitchburg, MA with his wife, Lucy P. 13th Vt. History off-site
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HARPER A. DENMAN volunteered from the town of Waterbury, Vt., in August, 1862, and joined Company I. But for some reason do not recall what, was on the next day after muster into the United States service, transferred from Company I to Company C. We of Company C knew nothing of him prior to muster in and it would have been better if Comrade William W. Holden, historian of Company I, should have written of this comrade. He was at time of enrollment 42 and in fact too old for the business we were then about to engage in. Company I had more than its full complement in its ranks and likely this circumstance led to the transfer of Comrade Denman to Company C. Cannot say where born or comment on his early life or education. We of Company C cordially extended the hand of fellowship and gave an aged comrade a place among us, and endeavored to make matters pleasant and homelike. Comrade Denman was entitled to our respect because of age and his anxiety to take part in the pending conflict. He was a faithful soldier and performed his several duties acceptably and had an intelligent comprehension of the reasons that precipitated the war. Was patriotic in devotion to maintenance of the Union. Never faltered in face of danger or duty of any kind. Served his full term and was mustered out with the regiment July 21, 1863, and given an honorable discharge and returned home proud that he had had an opportunity to serve his country when assailed by a wicked force within. Of his career since the war I have no definite information. Has been dead for some years.
Ralph Orson Sturtevant and Carmi L. Marsh. Pictorial History: Thirteenth Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, (Privately published by the regiment, c1910)