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Dewey, Harrison

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 48, credited to Royalton, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 4/22/61, m/i 6/20/61, 1SGT, Co. E, 2nd VT INF, comn 2LT, 1/11/62 (1/11/62), pow and prld, n.d., honorable disch 10/4/62

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VITALS

Birth: 1809, Royalton, VT
Death: 01/24/1899

Burial: Dewey Cemetery, Royalton, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 50586856

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
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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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Dewey Cemetery, Royalton, VT

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Obituary

Lieutenant Harrison Dewey of South Royalton Dead.

Lieut. Harrison Dewey, who was the oldest veteran of the civil war residing in central Vermont, died at his home at South Royalton Tuesday. He was born in the old Dewey homestead, on Dewey Hill, June 7, 1808. His father, Ebenezer Dewey, was one of the early settlers of the town. Lieut. Dewey enlisted early in 1861 and went to the front as orderly sergeant of Co. E, 2d Vermont, and was given his lieutenant's commission Jan. 11, 1862. He was discharged for disability the following October.

He was twice married and is survived by a wife and five children. He was buried with Masonic and G.A.R. honors Thursday at 2 p.m.

Source: Spirit of the Age, Jan. 28, 1899

Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.

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