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Haskins, Royal S.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Fayston, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. B, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1841, Fayston, VT
Death: 04/17/1907

Burial: Highland Cemetery, Bertrand, NE
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Photo By Find A Grave Contributor Diane & John 46842343
Findagrave Memorial #: 45065716

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/10/1890, NE; widow Mary J, 4/24/1907, NE
Portrait?: 13th History
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: 13th Vt. History off-site

DESCENDANTS

Cousin of Roger Haskins, Los Angeles, CA

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BURIAL:

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Gravestone

Highland Cemetery, Bertrand, NE

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Portrait Portrait

(Sturtevant's Pictorial History
Thirteenth Regiment
Vermont Volunteers
War of 1861-1865
)

BIOGRAPHY

ROYAL S. HASKINS enlisted from Fayston, his native town. He was 21 years old at the time of enlistment and was about the smallest man in the company. His height is given at only 5 ft. l 1/2 in. When he enlisted he had scarcely recovered from a serious illness and looked very pale and thin so that it was not strange that the sarcastic remark should be made by an observer, "Well! that fellow will make a bully soldier." And yet that funny looking boy made an excellent soldier and possessed an endurance equal to the best of them. The pale color soon changed to a healthy brown and one would hardly have been able to recognize him as the same boy. The name the boys gave him was "Little Skip." Comrade Haskins married Mary J. Wheeler, of Fayston, soon after his discharge and emigrated to Wisconsin, where he remained till some ten or twelve years ago when he sold out his farm there and went to Western Nebraska where he invested largely in land, hoping that the value of real estate would increase and give him a competency, but those seasons of doubt, which spoiled so many similar plans, come on and he had a hard struggle for a time but he still continues to reside in that State. Post office, Bertrand, Nebr.

Source: Sturtevant, p. 463