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Tilley, Hiram H.


Age: 18, credited to St. George, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 8/20/61, m/i 9/13/61, PVT, Co. G, 2nd VT INF, wdd, 5/4/63, tr to VRC 7/1/63 (G.O. 202), m/o 9/13/64

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Birth: 10/20/1844, Williston, VT
Death: 02/10/1915

Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 16672444


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
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: None


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Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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BURLINGTON, FEB, 11 --- Hiram H. Tilley died at 2:10 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home at 123 North Winooski Avenue, after a weeks illness, after being in poor health all winter, death being due to paralysis of the heart.

Mr. Tilley, who was a veteran of the Civil War, was born in Williston, Oct. 20, 1844, the son of Russell and Abigail Isham Tilley. He was educated in the schools of Williston and St. George, the family moving to the latter place when he was quite young. He was the last of five brothers, four of whom were in the Civil War, three being in the same Company G., 2d Vt. Mr. Tilley enlisted first in Co. B., 16th New York, and was discharged because of illness. He re-enlisted in Co. G. 2d Vt., lacking two months of being 17 years old. He was wounded May 4, 1862, at the battle of Marye's Heights, being transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps July 1, of that year, of which he was made Company Clerk. He was discharged Sept. 13, 1864.

After the close of the war Mr. Tilley followed the trade of Wheelwright at Tamaqua and Williamsport, Pa., later moving to St. George, where he followed the trade, and also conducted a farm. IN 1909 he came to Burlington to live.

He married December 26, 1865, Anna M. Ellinger of Williamsport, Pa., who survives him, with two children. A son, Martin Tilley of Portsmouth, N. H., and Margaret, who lives at home.

He was a member of Stannard Post, No. 2, G. A. R., of this city, Patriot Lodge, No. 33, F. And A. M., of Hinesburg, of which he was secretary for 21 consecutive years, retiring in 1908. He was a charter member of LaPlotte Chapter O. E. S. Hinesburg.

Source: Barre Daily Times, Feb. 11, 1915

Courtesy of Deanna French.

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