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Fish, Horace Lester

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 24, credited to Halifax, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 9/12/64, m/i 9/12/64, Pvt, Co. K, 9th VT INF, m/o 6/13/65

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VITALS

Birth: 10/30/1840, Halifax, VT
Death: 02/26/1923

Burial: Bell Cemetery, Halifax, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 62715875

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(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

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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Bell Cemetery, Halifax, VT

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Horace L. Fish

Bennington Banner

Monday, February 26, 1923

HARRIS (sic) L. FISH

Civil War Veteran Died at Soldiers' Home Today

Harris L. Fish, a civil war veteran, died at the soldiers' home this morning at the age of 83 years. He was a member of Company K, 9th Vermont Infantry. The deceased was a native of Vermont, being born in Halifax, Oct. 30, 1840. He enlisted September 12, 1864, being in active service until the time of his discharge on the 13th of June, 1865.

He has been at the home for the past ten years, the last part of the period has been spent mostly in his room due to the frail condition of his health.

He was especially fond of wild flowers and of poetry. When able he often went into the field to gather his favorite blossoms which he kept in his room at all times. He was able to recite from memory many poems and to give quotations from many others.

The deceased is survived by one son, Arthur L. Fish of Colrain, Mass.

The funeral will be held from the home Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. John L. Cole will officiate. The body will be placed in the vault at Park Lawn Cemetery.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.



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