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Hulburd, Nathan C.


Age: 18, credited to Cambridge, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 12/24/63, m/i 1/12/64, Pvt, Co. A, 11th VT INF, pow, Weldon Railroad, 6/23/64, Andersonville, d/prison 9/23/64

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Birth: 1844, Johnson, VT
Death: 09/23/1864

Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Waterville, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 157859292


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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Mountain View Cemetery, Waterville, VT

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Nathan C. Hurlburd

The Hurlburd Family of Waterville


Waterville, Vermont, Woodbine, Iowa

It is a cardinal article in the creed of all progressive American that "Every man is the architect of his own fortunes". While this is almost an axiom, it is equally true that whatever of willpower, brain resource, or moral fiber we each possess, as a native endowment, was inherited as a fixed capital from ancestors, and we cannot feel indifferent to the claims of ancestry, be such claims based on merit or manhood, not on pelf or title.

The subject of this sketch is fortunate in such an inheritance, for his grandfather, William Hulburd, was a stalwart Waterville farmer of the Abe Lincoln type, and his father and uncles were original and thinking men, stanch and true, who lived their convictions and hewed to the line.

William, the eldest, early in life engaged in business in Cleveland, Ohio. Porter was a zealous Methodist preacher, several years presiding elder of the Troy, N.Y. Conference. Daniel in early life was a carpenter and builder in Waterville, an aggressive abolitionist, and though by age was one of the first to enlist in the Second Vermont Regiment. His two sons, Loyal and William, also served in the war. In mature life he became a wealthy farmer on Woodbine, Iowa.

George, the fourth son, was a prominent man in town and held most of the offices. One of his sons (Nathan C.) enlisted and died in a southern prison.

Benj. F., the father of R.W. was born in Milton, Vt. in 1822, was reared in Waterville, and in 1851 married Juliana Miller of Johnson. He enlisted in the 7th Vermont, the most unfortunate of Vermont Regiments, and after enduring the malaria of the swamps of Louisiana, was discharged for physical disability. As soon as his health would permit he re-enlisted in the 2d Vermont, was through the Gettysburg campaign and the last grand advance on Richmond, and was killed at Cedar Creek Oct. 19, 1864. Mrs. Hulburd is still living a widow, in the house her husband built for her, with her daughter, Eva, Mrs. E.I. Mann.

Charles, the second son, is a merchant in St. Albans, and George, the youngest is a physician at Jericho, Vermont. Roger W. spent his early school days at Waterville, graduated from Peoples Academy at Morrisville in '77, and from the classical course of University of Vermont in 1882. In the same year he became principal of Lamoille Central Academy, and continued three years, meanwhile pursuing his legal studies in the office of Brigham and McFarland. He attended the Albany Law School in the fall and winter of '86 and '87. He has made no mistake in his chosen profession. Possessing good natural ability, he has applied himself with diligence, energy, and been successful in his practice.

He has been a member of the county school board and town superintendent of schools and four years postmaster under President Harrison. He is the present senator of Lamoille County and served with credit on important committees. He has passed the chairs of Sterling Lodge and is a member of Mount Vernon Lodge, F. & A.M., and Tucker Chapter.

He married Mabel J. daughter of Hon. L.H. Noyes, in 1884. They have three little daughters, Agnes, Marjorie, and Emily.

Undated News and Citizen clipping

Courtesy of Deanna French.

Source: Lamoille Newsdealer, July 19, 1861


WASHINGTON, D.C. July 19, 1861

DEAR NEWSDEALER, --- I thought to speak a word to you, and our friends generally (by your permission) through your welcome sheet.

We are now, and have been, since we arrived in this District, encamped on Capital Hill, about three-fourths of a mile east of the Capital. There are a dozen or fifteen camps in sight of us, and others are being pitched, while some of the regiments are moving off. How soon we will be ordered off we do not know, but rumor says in a day or two. Two hours later: Rumor now says we move at 3 o'clock in the morning, but where to we do not know,

Our boys of Company H, from Fletcher and vicinity, are all well and in good spirits except a few cases of slight summer complaint, yet there is some severe sickness in our regiment. Notwithstanding the weather is exceedingly warm, we all enjoy ourselves, we think better than those that enlisted with us., and possessed great courage and patriotism, until we get orders to prepare for marching and then come up missing as did some from from the northern part of Waterville.. If it proves true that the 2d Vermont regiment leave here today, I will give you notice of the same, and our wherabouts at my first opportunity.

Respectfully Yours



Of Waterville, Vt.

Washington, D.C.

Source: Lamoille Newsdealer: SEPT. 6, 1861

Chain Bridge, GEORGETOWN, D.C.

September 2d, 1861

Dear Editor --- We of the 2d (or many of us) feel like being among near and good friends, when we have the pleasure of perusing your friendly sheet, so much so, if one of the "Newsdealers" is discovered, even among old cast off papers, it is sure to be examined, as was one the other day, and in it found the following:" In a private letter to a citizen of this place, it is said Eli Ellenwood from Cambridge, of Company H. is singing in camp", or to the same effect. Now this is true, but it is not all the truth, and I wish that no one would infer from the paragraph that Sergeant Ellenwood is merely a singer in camp. If his bravery, love of, and attachment to discipline, moral influence over his associates, and good sound judgment, were equaled by each member of one regiment, it would be more efficient in battle, or any other service, than any other two regiments on the ground, if I am any Judge; and I know of no one that would be more keenly missed than he, should he be taken from us, for he is respected by all, although he neglects no proper occasion for reproving any of us for profanity and other vices so common in military camps; and his promptness in duty and time, is worthy of imitation by us all.

A rebel spy has been taken through the instrumentality of one of our black cooks. The spy continued to get a pass from our Col., to cross Chain Bridge, and with it he passed to and fro several times when he was observed by the black, who had been at Manassas, and worked on the trenches with the spy for a master. He spoke to him but the spy did not know him. The black told a sergeant to examine his collar and see if he had not got dispatchs there, for he had heard him brag in Manassas of carrying them there. The officer did so, and found evidences of his guilt. So Mr. Spy was walked off to safe keeping. So you see the contraband are not useless, and they continue to come daily.


Co. H. Vt. V. M.

Submitted by Deanna French.

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