Howe, Zeno Dennis
Age: 16, credited to Londonderry, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/15/64, m/i 8/15/64, Pvt, Co. G, 11th VT INF, wdd, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64, m/o 6/24/65
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Birth: 02/08/1847, Andover, VT
Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Claremont, NH
Marker/Plot: Section O
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 94041848
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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The Vermont Journal, October 26, 1934
Taps Sounds For Zeno Howe
Springfield: Zeno Dennis Howe, 87, last Civil War veteran residing in this vicinity and the last member of Major Jarvis Post G.A.R. of Claremont, N.H., died at the home of his son, Edward W. Howe, at the White farm, Springfield, Thursday, Oct. 18.
Mr. Howe, a resident of Claremont for many years had lived with his son here for the past two years and was the sole representative of the G.A.R. at the last two Memorial observances in Springfield,.
He was born in Andover, Vt., Feb. 8, 1847, the son of Alva and Julia Ann (Miles) Howe. He left high school at the age of 17 to enlist in the Union Army and was assigned to Co. G, 11th Vermont Heavy Artillery. He served under General Philip Sherman(sic) in the bitter fighting of the Shenandoah campaign and saw action at Winchester, Fisher Hill and the deadly battle of Cedar Creek.
He returned to Andover after the war to operate a farm, but remained there only a short time. He worked for two years in a tannery, was employed in a chair factory at Londonderry for a number of years and later moved to Windham where he was engaged as a farmer. After 30 years of farming he went to Claremont, where he was engaged in public highway work for a number of years and later entered the employ of the Sullivan Machinery Co. He lived in Claremont 33 years and came to Springfield two years ago to make his home with his son. He was Commander of Major Jarvis Post, G.A.R. in 1928.
Mr. Howe married Abbie E. Adams of Peru in August, 1867 and six sons and two daughters were born to them. They are: Fred and Carl Howe of South Ashburnham, Mass., Rowe and Edward A. Howe of Springfield, Earl and Alfred Howe of Claremont, and Mrs. Ada Small and Mrs. Mary Thomas of Claremont. He also leaves a brother, Herbert Howe of Claremont, and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Stoughton funeral home, Claremont, with Rev. C. B. Etsier, officiating, and burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Contributed by Cathy Hoyt.