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Tower, Henry C.


Age: 21, credited to Ira, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/19/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. K, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63

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Birth: 06/25/1841, Ira, VT
Death: 09/23/1923

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Ira, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 59350908


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/4/1886
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: See Benedict's Army Life in Virginia


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Riverside Cemetery, Ira, VT

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Henry C. Tower, age 82, died yesterday morning at 3 o'clock after a brief illness at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Sarah Hubbard on Cold River road.

Mr. Tower was born in Ira, June 23, 1841 and had been a lifelong resident of Rutland and vicinity. During the civil war, he served with Company K, 12th Vermont regiment. He was a member of Roberts post, Grand Army of the Republic.

Besides his daughter, he is survived by one brother, Joseph, of Momence, Ill.

Funeral services will be held at his daughter's home Tuesday afternoon at 1 o'clock. The burial will be in the cemetery at Ira.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, September 24, 1923


The funeral of Henry C. Tower, who died Sunday, was held yesterday afternoon at 1 o'clock, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Sarah Hubbard, of Cold River road. Rev. Edward C. Boynton, pastor of the Congregational church, officiated.

The service was followed by the reading of the ritual of the Grand Army. "Taps" was sounded by Buglar Arthur C. Cox. The bearers were Clayton and Theodore Hubbard, Harry Hart and George Tower.

Among the flowers received by the family were pieces from the Women's Relief corps, the Mother's club and from neighbors. The burial was in the cemetery at Ira. Rev. Mr. Boynton officiating at the grave.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, September 26, 1923
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.