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Brookins, Harvey S.


Age: 27, credited to Shoreham, VT
Unit(s): 8th MN INF
Service: 8th MN INF, comn 2LT, 10/2/62, Co. E, pr CPT, 12/1/64, wdd, Murfreesboro, TN, 12/7/64, m/o 5/15/65,

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Birth: 01/25/1835, Shoreham, VT
Death: 09/01/1907

Burial: East Shoreham Cemetery, Shoreham, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 41200446


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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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East Shoreham Cemetery, Shoreham, VT

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Harvey S. Brookins

Brookins, Harvey S., of Shoreham, was born Jan. 25, 1835, in Shoreham. He was the son of Philip C. and Lucina (Forbes) Brookins.

Receiving his early education at the common schools of his native town, he afterwards graduated at Bakersfield Academy. In 1856 he went to Minnesota where he found employment as a surveyor, and was there elected sheriff of Wright county.

He enlisted in the 8th Minnesota Regt. in August, 1862, and was promoted to the rank of captain May 1, 1863. As the trouble with the Sioux Indians came about this time, he served as a scout in Minnesota till 1864. He then marched across the plains, and on returning the regiment was sent to Murfreesboro, Tenn., where Captain Brookins received a severe wound, which necessitated his discharge May 17, 1865. He then received an appointment as clerk in the Treasury Department at Washington, which position he resigned in September, 1866.

Returning to Vermont he gave his attention to farming, and has pursued this vocation with success.

Captain Brookins was elected by the Republicans of the town to the Legislature of 1876-'78, and has creditably served on several committees. He also served his town as constable from 1872-'80, when he resigned, and has held other town offices.

He belongs to Simonds Lodge of the Masonic order, and is its Senior Warden, and to John A. Logan Post, No. 88, GAR

He married in Shoreham Sept. 3, 1866, Emma L., daughter of Myron W. C. and Tryphosia Wright. Three children are born from this marriage: Lura E., Edna E., and Arthur H. Captain Brookins is looked upon as a man of marked ability in his town and section of the county.

Source: Jacob G. Ullery, compiler, Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont, (Transcript Publishing Company, Brattleboro, VT, 1894), Part II, p. 44.

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