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Holton, William Henry Harrison

Age: 20, credited to Jamaica, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: comn 2LT, Co. H, 8th VT INF, 1/17/62 (1/17/62), wdd, 6/22/62, resgd 1/13/63

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Birth: 04/23/1841, Unknown
Death: 11/05/1905

Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Jamaica, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 118690698
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, VHS off-site
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

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Pleasant View Cemetery, Jamaica, VT

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and other veterans who may be buried there.

(Gibson Collection)


New York Times
Nov. 7, 1905

Major William Henry Harrison Holton

Major William Henry Harrison Holton, Deputy Surveyor of the Port of New York, died Sunday at the residence of his son-in-law, E.D. Washburne, in Dean Street Brooklyn. Major Holton was born at Jamaica, Vt. He enlisted as a private in the Eighth Vermont Regiment for the civil war, and later was made Second Lieutenant for bravery. He was wounded seven times at Raceland, La., when the train on which his company was moving south was ambushed. He was discharged in 1868 with the rank of Brevet Major.

He was appointed an Inspector in the Customs Service in 1879, and was made Deputy Surveyor in 1901.

Courtesy of Tom Boudreau