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Franklin, Henry Leach


Age: 22, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/1/61, m/i 6/20/61, CPL, Co. C, pr 1SGT 7/1/64, reen 12/21/63, comn 1LT, Co. C, 2nd VT INF, 12/24/64 (1/31/65), dismissed the service by sentence of GCM, 5/18/65

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Birth: 03/04/1839, Westmoreland, NH
Death: 05/04/1913

Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 10165917


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/15/1886
Portrait?: Italo Collection, USAHEC off-site
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)

Remarks: Died at Bennington Soldiers' Home


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Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT

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Ed Italo Collection


Death of Henry Franklin
Had Been in Soldier's Home Many Years -
Formerly of Centreville

Henry Franklin, an aged veteran of the Civil War and a resident of Centreville many years, died yesterday in the soldier's home at Bennington, where he had lived practically all the time since the home was opened over 20 years ago. Mr. Franklin enlisted in Company C, 2d Vermont regiment, and rose to the rank of first lieutenant and for some time commanded the company as the senior officer. During his residence in Brattleboro he worked in the grain mill in this village and later in one in Centreville. He also was employed at one time in a sewing machine factory.

He was in charge of dining and smoking room and other rooms at the soldier's home for many years, but of late years had been in ill health. He leaves one son, Guy R. Franklin, employed in the Stellman machine shop.

The body will be brought here late this afternoon and the funeral will be held tomorrow. Rev. Thomas W. Owens, pastor of the Methodist church, officiating. The burial will take place in Prospect Hill cemetery.

Source: Brattleboro Reformer, 3 May, 1913
Contributed by Paul G. Zeller