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Pillsbury, Hartwell H.


Age: 21, credited to Bradford, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF, 26th NY CAV/VT FCAV
Service: enl 8/21/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. H, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63; enl 1/3/65, m/i 1/10/65, Pvt, Co. F, Frontier Cavalry (26th NY CAV), m/o 6/27/65

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Birth: 1841, Newbury, Vt
Death: 06/14/1898

Burial: Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 95809711


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/9/1875
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: See Benedict's Army Life in Virginia

Webmaster's Note: After the Saint Albans Raid on October 19, 1864, Vermont raised two companies of cavalry to help guard the Canadian border; there were known as Frontier Cavalry, Companies F and M, but technically they were part of the 26th New York Cavalry.


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Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford, VT

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Death of Hartwell H. Pillsbury

Hartwell H. Pillsbury, who died Wednesday morning, was buried in the Bradford cemetery yesterday. Funeral services were held at his late residence and at Grace church, Rev. A. H., Webb officiating. The Grand Army and the Sons of Veterans buried him. The services were well attended, the above two organizations and the Women's Relief Corps being well represented. Mr. Pillsbury enlisted in Co. H, 12th Vt. Regiment, in the Civil war Aug. 21, 1862, and was mustered out July 14, 1863 at the expiration of his term of service. He was a good soldier but suffered some from sickness during his service and part of the time was detailed as guard over the house and property of a Mr. Whaley near Fairfax Court House who claimed to be a Union man. His duty was to warn off Union soldiers who proposed to commit a trespass of any kind. He was born in Bradford fifty-seven years ago and always lived in town. He was a pensioner and leaves one daughter and no widow.

Source: The United Opinion, June 17, 1898.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.