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Freeman, Henry James


Age: 15, credited to Monkton, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF, 11th VT INF
Service: enl 7/8/63, m/i 7/11/63, Pvt, Co. L, 11th VT INF, dis/dsb 4/15/64; enl 8/2/64, m/i 8/2/64, Pvt, Co. C, 9th VT INF, m/o 6/13/65 (discharged April 13 1864 for being underage "this soldier is hardly strong enough for active field service as I believe him to be younger than the age given when he enlisted." CPT Darius Safford; Fort Slocum "I certify that I have carefully examined the said Henry J. Freeman of Capt. Darius Safford Co. and find him incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of insuffiency of age fifteen years old". C. B. Park, Jr. Surg.)

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Birth: 03/14/1848, Monkton, VT
Death: 08/26/1919

Burial: Veterans Home Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 133258380


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/27/1890, IA
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: 9th death at the Bennington Soldiers' Home in 1919.

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career

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.


2nd Great Granduncle of Nickie Rivers-Cheney, Ticonderoga, NY

2nd Great Granduncle of Teena Rivers Lafleche, Panton, VT

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Veterans Home Cemetery, Bennington, VT

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Henry J. Freeman

Bennington Banner
Aug. 27, 1919


Henry J. Freeman, Native of Monkton,
Passed Away Tuesday

Henry J. Freeman died at the Soldiers home Tuesday afternoon. He was born in Monkton, March 14, 1848, and first enlisted from that town in Co. L, 11th Vermont, July 8, 1863 and was discharged for disability April 15, 1864; next enlisted in Co. C, 9th Vermont, August 4, 1864 and was mustered out June 13, 1865. A sister, Mrs. Amelia Coleman survives him.

Courtesy of Tom Boudreau