Huntley, Loomis D.
Age: 18, credited to Weybridge, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF, 5th VT INF
Service: enl 5/10/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. K, 2nd VT INF, dis/dsb 5/21/62; enl 8/12/62, m/i 9/15/62, Pvt, Co. F, 5th VT INF, d/accident, 9/14/63, killed on train
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Birth: abt 1843, Addison County, VT
Burial: Evergreen Memorial Park, Bensalem, PA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
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)
Remarks: Originally buried in Lafayette Cemetery (Federal Street between 9th and 10th Streets), Philadelphia, PA; in 1946, the cemetery was disestablished and the entire cemetery was relocated in mass graves at Evergreen Memorial Park with no markers. (See Philadelphia Inquirer, 10/9/1988)
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Evergreen Memorial Park, Bensalem, PA (see notes)
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Arrival of Soldiers - The 5th Regiment Vermont Infantry arrived in this city, last evening, on their way to the sea of war, and were entertained at the Refreshment Saloon. When entering Bordentown, Loomis D. Huntley, a private of Company F, while riding on the top of a car, was instantly killed by his head stricking against the bridge or archway. The body was brought to this city and left in charge of the Union Volunteer Committee. The funeral will take place this afternoon, from B.J.K?lock's, Undertaker, Second Street, opposite Almost, at 4 o'clock. (Public Ledger (Philadelphia), Sept. 15, 1863, page 2)
Arrival of Troops - The Second Vermont Regiment, commanded by Col. Walbridge, numbering 550 men, the first Vermont, under command of Major Dudley, numbering 400 men, and the Sixth Vermont, commanded by Col. Barney, numbering 350 men, arrived at Washington Street warf about ten o'clock last evening. The Third and Fifth Michigan Regiments were expected to arrive about midnight.
A sad accident occurred on the train which conved the Second Vermont, which resulted in the death of Lumis D. Huntley, a private of Company F. He was riding on the top of the cars, and when passing through the bridge at Bordentown, was struck in the head by a cross-beam, killing him instantly. He was taken in charge by the Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon, and will be buried this afternoon, at the burying ground attached to the hospital. His home is in West Saulsbury, Vermont. (Philadelphia Inquirer, Sept. 15, 1863, page 8.)
Contributed by Eileen Campos