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Harris, Rollin E.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 20, credited to Wilmington, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/11/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. E, 11th VT INF, pr CPL 1/1/65, wdd, Weldon Railroad, 6/23/64, m/o 6/24/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1842, Wilmington, VT
Death: 07/23/1934

Burial: Restland Cemetery, Wilmington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 14121398

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

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


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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Restland Cemetery, Wilmington, VT

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Rollin E. Harris

Deerfield Valley Times
July 27, 1934

ROLLIN E. HARRIS

Civil War Veteran Dies at Home of Daughter

Rollin E. Harris, 91, a Civil War veteran, who lived most of his life in Wilmington, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Arthur B. Chase in Greenfield, Mass., Saturday nigh, July 21.

Mr. Harris was born in Marlboro, Vt., Oct. 6, 1842, one of two children of John and Mary Ann (Higley) Harris. He enlisted in the 11th Vermont volunteers in 1862 and fought at Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Cedar Creek, Spottsylvania and Weldon railroad, where he was wounded.

Shortly after he returned from the war he married Mary Snow and followed the occupation of farming in Wilmington. Two daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Harris, Kate, who died at the age of 17, and Belle, wife of Arthur Chase of Greenfield.

After a time he gave up farming and moved to the village, where he worked as a painter and paper hanger. About 15 years ago he went to Greenfield to live with his daughter, where he has since resided. He always planned to spend Memorial Day in Wilmington as long as his health permitted. His last visit here was two years ago last May when he spent Memorial Day here and visited friends here and in West Dover for a few weeks. Shortly after his return home from that visit he suffered a shock.

Besides the daughter already mentioned he leaves a grandson, Harold Chase of Greenfield, and a nephew, William Harris of West Dover. Mr. Harris was the last surviving charter member of Victory Grange. He was a member of C.B. Lawton Post, G.A.R., and only one veteran who belonged to that post is now living, Albert Stetson of Brattleboro.

The funeral was held at the home, 107 Conway street, Greenfield, Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Dr. A.P. Pratt of the Second Congregational church officiating. Four members of the Sons of Union Veterans acted as bearers. The body was brought to Wilmington for burial in the family lot in Restland Cemetery. The burial was in charge of the Sons of Union Veterans, with taps and the volley fired by members of the American Legion.

Mr. and Mrs. Chase and son, Harold, accompanied the body to Wilmington. Members of Victory Grange, Sons of Union Veterans and Auxiliary, the American Legion and friends were present at the burial. Mr. and Mrs. William Harris of West Dover went to Greenfield to attend the funeral.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.

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