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Hayward, Eben Scott


Age: 32, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF
Service: comn CPT, Co. I, 1st VT INF, 4/29/61 (4/29/61), m/o 8/15/61

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Birth: 08/27/1829, Acton, MA
Death: 04/25/1929

Burial: Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, MA
Marker/Plot: 48 Laurel Avenue
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/22/1892, MA
Portrait?: VHS Collections
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: ME
(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 in Togus, ME, body shipped to Boston, MA. See also: Correspondence at UVM's Center for Digital Initiatives.

According to his 3rd Great Granddaughter, Jennifer Laurence, There is a painting in the Abby Aldrich Folk Art Museum in Williamsburg, VA, of Eben and his sisters Augusta and Sarah Hayward. It is called "The Hayward Children."


3rd Great Grandfather of Jennifer Lynn Morton Laurence, Windsor, Nova Scotia

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Cambridge Cemetery, Cambridge, MA

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Vermont Officers Reunion Society Collection
Courtesy Vermont Historical Society


Military Funeral For Veteran in Cambridge

Military honors were accorded Capt Eben Scott Hayward, Civil War veteran, who died at the National Soldiers' Home, Maine, April 25, at the funeral services held yesterday afternoon in the Cambridge Cemetery Chapel. Capt. Hayward was almost 100 years old, having been born in Boston, Aug. 27, 1829.

A firing squad from Fort Banks acted as honorary escort and taps was sounded at the grave in Cambridge Cemetery by an army bugler. Rev. J. West Thompson of Trinity Church, West Medford, officiated.

Capt. Hayward enlisted April 29, 1861, at Rutland, Vt. and served with Co. I, 1st Vermont Infantry.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Sarah E. Keniston of Old Orchard, Me. and Miss Carrie W. Hayward of Somerville; a son, John G. Hayward of West Medford, and a sister, Mrs. William H. Hodgkins of Somerville.

Source: The Boston Globe, May 1, 1929
Submitted by Heidi McColgan

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