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Houghton, James M.

Age: 18, credited to Putney, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 8/26/61, m/i 9/21/61, Pvt, Co. F, 4th VT INF, d/dis 5/4/62

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Birth: 1843, Putney, VT
Death: 05/04/1862

Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Putney, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Emily Hackett

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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

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Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Putney, VT

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Deaths Reported in the Vermont Phoenix

In Louisville, Ky., of typhoid fever, Mr. G. Snowden Dwight, son of Rev. T. M. Dwight of Putney, aged 27 years. He was a member of Company K, 41st Ohio Volunteers; A true patriot, a brave and faithful soldiers and an humble Christian. He has fought his last battle, gained the victory and received his reward.

At Fortress Monroe, May 4, of typhoid fever, Private James M. Houghton of Co. F, 4th Vermont Regiment, formerly of Putney, aged 29.

Vermont Phoenix, July 31, 1863.

In the U.S. Hospital in this place, of typhoid fever, Private Dwight P. Moore, of Co. F, 16th Vt. Reg.

At Guilford, July 31st, of typhoid fever, Private B. Franklin Burnett of Co. E, 16th Vt. Regt., age 30.

At Baltmore in Hospital, Aug. 2nd, of wounds received at Gettysburg, Sergt. W. W. Ranney, of Co. B, 16th Vt. Regt. aged 30. The home of the deceased was at Westminster.

Vermont Phoenix, August 6, 1863.

In the General Hospital at Brattleboro, July 27th, of typhoid fever, Henry Brigham, of Whitingham, Private in Co. I, 16th Vt. Vols., aged 21.

In the General Hospital at Brattleboro, Aug. 3d, of typhoid fever, John J. Abbott of Windham, Drummer in Co. I, 16th Vt. Vols., aged 19.

At Vicksburg, Miss., July 25th, of dysentery, Warren Hyde, son of Wm. Hyde of this Village, aged, 27, a member of the Mercantile Battery from Chicago, Ill.

At Port Hudson, La., June 4th, Mr. Henry C. Blushfield, in the 20th year of his age. The deceased was a member of Co. I, 8th Vt. Vols., and fell mortally wounded by a ball in the head while bravely executing, with others, a charge upo the enemy's rifle-pits near Port Hudson and expired in a few moments after his fall.

At Halifax, Aug. 5th, Elwyn P. Thompson, Private in Co. F, 16th Vt. Vols., aged 18.

At Dummerston, Aug. 6th, Lieut. Paschal S. Laughton, of Co. B, 16th Vt. Vols., aged 29.

Lieutenant Laughton was unable from sickness to keep up on the march with his regiment, and so was left at Funkstown, Md., about the middle of July. He returned home about two weeks since and was to all appearance getting better, but two or three days before his death he rapidly declined. He went out at Orderly Sergeant of Co. I, and was afterwards promoted for meritorious conduct.

Vermont Phoenix, August 13, 1863.