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Henry, James Edwin


Age: 19, credited to Waterbury, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF
Service: comn 2LT, Co. K, 17th VT INF, 9/22/64 (9/23/64), kia, Petersburg, 4/2/65

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Birth: 1844, Waterbury, VT
Death: 04/02/1865

Burial: Hope/Village Cemetery, Waterbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch

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


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
Portrait?: VHS Collections
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 UVM's Digital Collections for the Civil War


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Hope/Village Cemetery, Waterbury, VT

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VHS - Reunion Society Collection


Col. Wm. W. Henry reached Waterbury Friday evening with the remains of his brother, late Lieut. J. Edwin Henry, 17th Vermont regiment, killed at the battle of Petersburg, Va., April 2d. Lieut. Henry was the son of James M. Henry, Esq. And prompted by patriotism, responded to the country’s call by volunteering to defend its liberties. All agree that he was foremost in the fight that gave us the rebel stronghold and secured the final victory. Thus has another noble young man yielded up his life a sacrifice on his country’s altar. His untimely end is deeply mourned by all his friends.

Source: Vermont Watchman and State Journal, May 5, 1865.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.