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Lessor, Henry J.
Age: 20, credited to Brandon, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 9/5/61, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. H, 5th VT INF, reen 12/15/63, pr CPL 4/2/65, m/o 6/29/65
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Birth: 10/17/1841, Sudbury, VT
Pension?: Yes, 9/19/1888, MA; widow Marie Hibert, 8/14/1918, Canada (This doesn't make sense)
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
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Henry LessorDeath Certificate.
Aug. 21, 1920
Original Member of Co. H, 5th Vt.,
Dead at Home.
Henry Lessor died at the Soldiers' Home Saturday morning, Aug. 21 after a long period of suffering from cancer, leaving a daughter, Mrs. Harry Griswold of Brandon and other relatives. He was born in Sudbury, Ont., Oct. 17, 1844, but lived most of his life in Brandon and Rutland, entering the Home Oct. 1, 1919, where he patiently endured intense pain.
He was one of the original members of Co. H, 5th Vt., enlisting from Brandon Sept. 5, 1861; re-enlisted Dec. 15,1864; was promoted corporal Apr. 3, 1865 and was mustered out June 29, 1865. Four other Lessors served in the old Vermont Brigade, all including himself, having fine records as soldiers.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.