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Hill, Alexander Freeman

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 24, credited to Dorset, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF
Service: enl 8/28/62, m/i 10/21/62, Pvt, Co. K, 14th VT INF, dis/dsb 1/20/63, Brattleboro

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VITALS

Birth: 08/25/1838, Dorset, VT
Death: 08/06/1922

Burial: Meeting House Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: 98
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux

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

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/7/1897, VT
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: See 1914 Brattleboro Daily Reformer Article for biography.

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Meeting House Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT

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Alexander F. Hill

Springfield Republican

August 7, 1922

BRATTLEBORO

CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES AT AGE OF 83

Alexander F. Hill Was Formerly Well-Known Contractor Brattleboro, Aug. 6 - Alexander Freeman Hill, 83, died early this morning at his home on western avenue after an illness of about nine weeks. Mr. Hill was a well-known carpenter and builder until his retirement 10 years ago. He was also a prominent Grand Army man, in which order he was greatly interested. He returned from his daughter's home at Dorchester, Mass., where he had spent the winter, especially for the Memorial day exercises, in which he took part as usual. He also attended that evening the banquet given by the American Legion to Gen. Clarence R. Edwards and took great pleasure in meeting that distinguished soldier. Mr. Hill was one of the oldest, local members of the Masonic fraternity.

He was born at Dorset, August 25, lacking only 19 days of being 84, the son of Harmon and Margret (Moncrief) Hill. His boyhood and youth was spent on the home farm until his enlistment in 1862 in the 14th Vermont regiment. The regiment after being in camp at Brattleboro for several weeks, was sent south October 22. Its first camp was at Arlington Hights and Mr. Hill was detailed as ward master of the regimental hospital. Early in 1863, he was taken seriously ill and after being in two or three military hospitals, was sent to Brattleboro, where he was discharged from the service for disability April 23, 1863. After several more months of illness he moved to Toms River, where he lived nine years, returning to Brattleboro in the early 70's.

Mr. Hill married July 25, 1862, Josephine A. Richardson of Dorset. She died April 21, 1905. They had four children. Two sons died in infancy and a daughter, Miss Margaret Hill, died April 4, 1920, after a long illness. After the death of this daughter, Mr. Hill spent the winters with his surviving daughter, Mrs. Charles D. Pettee of Dorchester, Mass., the father and daughter returning to Brattleboro for the summers. Mr. Hill was a member of Sedgwick post of the Grand Army, Brattleboro lodge of Masons and St. Michael's Episcopal church. The funeral will be held at the West Brattleboro Congregational church at 4 Tuesday afternoon, Rev. A. V. Woodworth will officiate.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau