Haynes, Edwin Mortimer
Age: 27, credited to Wallingford, VTVITALS
Birth: 04/12/1834, Concord, MAADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
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(History 10th Vt. Inf.)
Rev. Edwin Mortimor Haynes, D.D., 76 years old, died at his home, No. 38 Grove street last evening at 9:15 o'clock after a year's illness with heart trouble. Although Mr. Haynes had been in poor health for over a year, his serious illness had lasted but a week.
Mr. Haynes was born at Concord, Mass., April 12, 1834. He was a graduate both of the University of Rochester and the Rochester Theological school at Rochester, N.Y., receiving the degree of doctor of divinity, from Dartmouth college. He was married to Miss Agnes Nicholson of Wallingford July 27, 1857, and enlisted as chaplain in the 10th Vermont regiment in the Civil war on August 18, 1862. The regiment left Brattleboro September 6, 1862, and reaching Washington on the 8th, went into quarters at Camp Chase near Arlington Heights the next day. The first engagement of the regiment, which rose to the dignity of battle, was the action at Locust, or Orange Grove, Va. On November 27, 1863. In the Wilderness campaign of 1864, the 10th Vermont regiment with the 106th New York, rendered efficient service in covering the retreat of the Union troops before the Confederates. Mr. Haynes resigned from the regiment October 2, 1864, having seen service with them in the engagements at Orange Grove, Va., Wilderness, Va., Spotsylvania, Va., North Anna, Va., Totopotomoy, Va., Cold Harbor, Va., Welden Railroad, Va., Monocacy, Md., Winchester, Va., and Fisher's Hill, Va.
Upon resigning from the service Mr. Haynes held Baptist pastorates at Palmer, Mass., Lewiston, Me., Whitehall, N.Y., Meadville, Pa. And Chicago, Ill. He had been a resident of Rutland for 20 years since retiring from the ministry. He was a member and at one time chaplain of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, and for 10 years acted as chaplain at the house of correction, besides being a member of the G.A.R., Mr. Haynes was of a studious nature and was the author of the History of the 10th Vermont Infantry.
He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Katherine H. Raymond of this city, and two sons, David N. Haynes of Boston, Mass., and Ned C. Haynes of Butte, Mon.
It is expected that the funeral will be held at the house tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Rutland Daily Herald, Dec. 16, 1910:
Contributed by Jennifer Snoots.
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