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Harrington, William J.


Age: 23, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV, VRC
Service: enl 10/5/61, m/i 11/19/61, Pvt, Co. G, 1st VT CAV, m/o 5/1/62; enl again, Bennington, 8/21/62, m/i Pvt, Co. G, 1st VT CAV, 9/26/62, in Genl Hosp., Alexandria, VA, 3/31/63, tr to Genl Hosp, Brattleboro, by 9/63; tr to Co. F, 20th VRC, 2/15/64, m/o 7/8/65

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Birth: 09/12/1838, White Creek, NY
Death: 05/27/1918

Burial: Grandview Cemetery, Shaftsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

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


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/24/1870
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


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Grandview Cemetery, Shaftsbury, VT

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Veteran of Civil War
William Harrington Enlisted From Bennington in the Vermont Cavalry.

William Harrington died at the Vermont Soldiers' Home at an early hour Monday morning. He was born in White Creek, N.Y., Sept. 12, 1833, and was admitted to the Home Oct. 29, 1916.

He enlisted Oct. 5, 1861 from Bennington in Co. G, First Vermont Cavalry and was discharged May 1, 1862. He again enlisted in the same company Aug. 21, 1862, was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps Feb. 15, 1864 and was mustered out out July 8, 1865.

His wife was the sister of Hiram Hall, now at the home, who was a member of the same company. Hiram L. Hall, superintendant of the E. Z. Waist Co., is a nephew.

Source: The Bennington Evening Banner, 27 May 1918
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau