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Tilley, Silas H.


Age: 20, credited to St. George, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 8/20/61, m/i 9/13/61, Pvt, Co. G, 2nd VT INF, m/o 9/13/64

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Birth: 1841, Williston, VT
Death: 08/18/1909

Burial: Morse Cemetery, Williston, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 16816070


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: Restored gravestone photo courtesy of Deborah Hardy and Jim Woodman.


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Morse Cemetery, Williston, VT

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SOUTH BURLINGTON, Aug. 15 --- Silas H. Tilley died at his home here tonight after a long illness with a complication of diseases. He had not been in good health for several years, and for the past five weeks had been confined to bed. The funeral will be held from the house at 2:30 p. m., Saturday.

Mr. Tilley was born in Williston, Aug. 9, 1841, and spent his early years in that town. During the Civil War, he served in Company G., 2d Vermont Infantry, and had always been prominent in G. A, R, circles. He was a member of R. S. Sherman Post, No. 86, G. A. R. of Essex Junction, and an honorary member of James A. Garfield Circle, No. 4, Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic of Burlington.

Three brothers and five children survive him. The brothers are Sydney of Williston, Henry H. of St. George, and Herrick A. of Burlington. The children are: Russell of Burlington, Samuel W. of Pasadena, Calif., Dr. William P. of Richmond, and Miss Orinda and Hiram F., of this town.

Source: Burlington Free Press, Aug. 19, 1909

Courtesy of Deanna French.

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