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Holbrook, Henry Harrison

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Hyde Park, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 5/30/63, m/i 6/10/63, Pvt, Co. L, 11th VT INF, d/dis 1/28/64 (typhoid fever/measles)

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VITALS

Birth: 02/27/1842, Eden, VT
Death: 01/28/1864

Burial: Holbrook Cemetery, Hyde Park, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 20164902

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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Holbrook Cemetery, Hyde Park, VT

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Correspondence

FROM THE 11TH REGIMENT

FORT SLOCUM.
FEB. 24, 1864

Died in Regimental Hospital at this post, since Jan. 28th, of Typhoid Pneumonia --

Jan. 28, Private Henry H. Holbrook, Hyde Park, aged 21 years and 6 months: Chester King, Coventry; Syndall Burns, Troy; Russell D. Warren, Elmore, Feb 24, Solon W. Hutchins, Elmore; Robert H. Hutchins, Lunenburg; Feb. 26, Hollis Bagley, Newport; all members of Battery L, 1st Artillery, 11th Regt. Vt. Vols. This Battery has now thirteen in hospital 52 on sick list.

Young Holbrook was the first to go; was one of the first to come at the formation of the battery, in May 1863. He was the first ill of fever, and before he had recovered from that he was taken with measles; and again, when about to return to his battery, the fatal disease, typhoid pneumonia, which is now sweeping away so many of the noblest boys of our regiment, set in, and in spite of the efforts of our skillful surgeon Parks, the tender care of the nurses, and the kind attention of his fellow soldiers, he too has fallen victim to its unyielding grasp. Being the first death that occurred since our organization, it cast a heavy gloom over our minds which remains with us daily another goes, and sometimes two. Henry, although a stranger to the nurses when he entered the hospital, soon won their affection by the quiet and uncomplaining spirit which he manifested. It was my privilege to be often with him during his illness, to notice the fortitude with which he bore his sufferings, and his grateful expressions in his rational moments for the kind attention given him.

In young Holbrook, Warren, Burns, King, Bagley, and the two Hutchins, their comrades have lost kind friends, cheerful companions, willing workmen, and faithful soldiers, and while deeply mourning their loss, we as a battery, tender our heartfelt sympathies to the circle of mourning friends, wives, and children at home.

Cushing Nichols, Bat.,L.,1st Art.

Source: Lamoille Newsdealer, 2 Mar 1864.
Courtesy of Deanna French

Report

From the 11th Regiment
Mortality of the 1st Vt. Artillery, from the 1st of September, 1862 to the 13th of March, 1864.

March, 18th, 1864
Mr. Editor:-- Below is a record of all the deaths, that have occurred since the time above stated, with the exception of a few cases of varioloid, which have not been sent to us from General Hospital as yet. I will give their names and age, with their diseases and the date of their death:--

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Henry H. Holbrook, L, aged 21, of typhoid fever -- sent home Jan. 28th, 1864.
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The above is a true record of all that have died in our hospital, as before state, making in all, ninety-three cases in one year and a half. Perhaps some may think this a pretty large amount of sickness and death in so short a time; but it seems that thus it is. I have been connected with the hospital department all the time, with the exception of a few weeks. We have things very convenient at present, so that the sick are, or can be, well taken care of; and I think that they do have all done for them that can be, for the place.
Yours &c., W. J. Cheney.

Source: Lamoille Newsdealer, 30 Mar 1864.
Courtesy of Deanna French

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