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Dutton, Henry Forest


Age: 24, credited to Ludlow, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: comn CPT, Co. H, 8th VT INF, 1/17/62 (1/17/62), pr MAJ 6/12/63 (8/12/63), pr LTC, 12/28/62 (1/22/63), wdd, Winchester, 9/19/64, dis/wds 11/16/64

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Birth: 03/16/1836, Ludlow, VT
Death: 03/19/1916

Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Townshend, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, VHS off-site, MHI 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: Died in Gainesville, FL


Cousin of Darrin A. Dutton, Dupo, IL

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Oakwood Cemetery, Townshend, VT

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(Gibson Collection)



Dutton, Henry Forest, Colonel - born in Vt. 1837, son of Joseph Smith and Hannah (Livingstone) Dutton. He was raised in Ludlow. He died at his home in Gainesville, Florida, 14 March 1916 (age 79 years). His obituary: "word was relieved here of his death. He lived in Ludlow until the breaking out of the Civil War, when he enlisted and was elected Captain of Co. "H", 8th Reg't Vt. Vols. In 1863, he was promoted to the rank of Major and in Dec. of that year was made Lieut-Colonel. He was severely wounded at Winchester, VA and was accorded honorable mention for distinguished service in the war. At the close of the War, Col. Dutton located in Beaufort, SC, but moved to Gainesville nearly fifty years ago and did a great deal towards the development of that section. He was at the head of H. F. Dutton & Co., cotton factors, established in 1869, and of H. F. Dutton & Co., brokers, established in 1878, and also at the head of Dutton Phosphate Co. He was also commander of Lew Wallace Post, from the date of its organization many years ago. Colonel Dutton is survived by his wife (the former Katherine Cathan), and (1) son, and a granddaughter. His son Henry F. Dutton Jr. came with the remains to Townshend, the former home of Mrs. Dutton, where they have spent the summers for many years. [see Families of Cavendish, DUTTON family in Vol.1]

Source: The Vermont Tribune, Ludlow, Vermont. Contributed by Linda M. Welch, Windsor County researcher.

Woodcut from the 8th Infantry history, scanned by Deanna French.

Newspaper article

Undated article mentioning Dutton and the steamer 'Cotton' from the Vermont Phoenix
Courtesy of Linda M. Welch

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