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Morse, Francis H.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 22, credited to Dummerston, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/11/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. E, 11th VT INF, m/o 6/24/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1840, Dummerston, VT
Death: 05/18/1912

Burial: Dummerston Hill Cemetery, Dummerston, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 101075991

MORE INFORMATION

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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Dummerston Hill Cemetery, Dummerston, VT

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Obituary

West Brattleboro --- Francis H. Morse, 71, after a severe illness of several months, died Saturday afternoon about 2 o'clock in his home on the Dummerston Hill Road. He was one of six children of John Henry and Eliza (Nichols) Morse and was born October 29, 1840, on the place where he died. His grandfather came there following a blazed trail, cleared the farm, and settled there more than a century ago. Since then the farm has remained in the family. His father died 31 years ago, after that the mother remained in the home, and kept house for him until about 6 years ago when he married Miss Clara Wooley of Brookline. He leaves no children.

Mr. Morse was a Civil War veteran, having seen three years of active service in the army. He was a volunteer in Company E., 11th Vermont regiment, He received injuries from which he never recovered. A rifle ball injured one knee, causing him to be very lame from time to time so that he often had to use two canes in order to get around.

He was an industrious, hard-working farmer, often laboring under severe difficulties. Besides his wife, Mr. Morse leaves his aged mother who is 96 years old, two sisters, Mrs. Charles Warren of Fairlee, and Mrs. T. M. Albee, and one brother J. S. Morse of this place.

The funeral was held in his late home Tuesday at 2 o'clock, Rev. E. S. Harrison officiating. Mrs. W. E. Stellman sang two selections, "Rock of Ages" and "One Sweetly Solemn Thought." The burial took place beside his father in the family lot in the Dummerston Hill Cemetery. Relatives and acquaintances from this town and Dummerston attended the funeral, also Mrs. Park Holland and Mark Albee from Townshend. The bearers were Wesely Rockwell, James Betterley, George Chamberlin, and William Hickock.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, May 24, 1912

Courtesy of Deanna French.

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