Hinds, Sylvanus W.
Age: 30, credited to Eden, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/9/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. D, 11th VT INF, accidentally wdd, 3/14/65, dis/wds, 3/31/65
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Birth: 1831, Eden, VT
Burial: Lamoille View Cemetery, Johnson, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 42824239
Alias?: None noted
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)
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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Lamoille View Cemetery, Johnson, VT
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Source: Lamoille Newsdealer: MARCH 15, 1865
ACCIDENT: A friend from the front informs us that on the 17th, ult., Private Sylvanus Hinds, Battery D, 1st Artillery, while on picket, met with a sad accident. He had climbed upon a stump to obtain a view of the Johnnies, and while in this position the hammer of his musket accidentally caught against the stump immediately discharging the piece, the ball passing through both hands which were hold of the bayonet, so badly mangling them that both were obliged to be amputated, with the exception of the thumb on the left.
Source: Morrisville News and Citizen OCT: 5, 1893
Sylvanus W. Hinds, of N. Hyde Park, died Friday, after a short illness. He had been ailing for several days, and was greatly troubled with insomnia. Mr. Hinds was a native of Eden, but for many years has resided in North Hyde Park, where he carried on the business of cabinet making. He was postmaster under President Arthur, and again under Harrison's administration. In 1866 re represented Hyde Park in the General Assembly. He has served as selectman, and in many ways has been of great benefit to his town and the village in which he lived. He was a veteran of the late war, having served in the 11th Vermont, and losing both hands while in the army. For this he drew a pension of $100 per month.
Mr. Hinds was a member of the Masonic fraternity, in which he was greatly interested, and also prominent in Aaron Keeler Post G.A.R., No. 91, which he joined when first organized, and of which he was commander at the time of his decease. He was also a member of the Congregational Church, and contributed very liberally towards its support. S.W. Hinds Post, Sons Of Veterans named in honor of him, found in him a warm friend, and in many ways received aid from him. The boys appreciated his many acts of kindness and greatly lament his death.
The funeral, which was held at the church on Sunday, was very largely attended. Mount Norris, F. & A. M., of which he was a member, attended in a body, as did also his comrades of Aaron Keeler Post and the Sons of Veterans. His pastor, Rev. Mr. Rockwood, being unavoidably absent. Rev. Mr. Saunders of Johnson officiated.After the service the G.A.R. took charge, and their beautiful ritualistic service was rendered, Department Commander G. W. Doty, presiding, assisted by A.A. Niles, acting as Dept. Chaplin, and Comrades Gilmore, Blake and Gallup. The remains were then looked upon for the last time, after which the funeral cortege proceeded to the cemetery in Johnson, where the last sad rites were performed by the Masons, with F. H. Raymore of Eden as Master, assisted by honorable I.A. Pearl.
Mr. Hinds was a good citizen and devoted husband and parent, and an affectionate brother. he will be greatly missed, not only by his family and immediate friends, but by his associates in the several societies and in the community in which he lived. A good life has gone out. he was 63 years old, and besides his wife, leaves several children and grandchildren.
Courtesy of Deanna French.