Whitman, Thomas H.
Age: 19, credited to Sunderland, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 12/14/63, m/i 12/24/63, Pvt, Co. E, 9th VT INF, m/o 5/22/65
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Birth: 11/17/1844, Arlington, VT
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Arlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 16857883
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 01/19/1882, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(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: Died at Bennington Soldiers' Home
Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.
3rd Great Grandfather of Marc Whitman, Rutland, Vt
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Evergreen Cemetery, Arlington, VT
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See this rather lengthy article in the Bennington Evening Banner, 21 Sep 1912 about war-time chums Edward R. Cook and Thomas H. Whitman, who posed for photographs nearly 50 years apart, courtesy of Gail Lynde.
Thomas H. Whitman, 82, Veteran of Civil War, Dies at Soldiers Home
Thomas H. Whitman, a veteran of the Civil war and for many years a resident of Bennington, died at 6:30 this morning at the Vermont Soldiers home at which he had been an inmate during the last three years. Death was due to a gradual breaking down incident to old age.
Born at Arlington November 17, 1844 he passed his youth and obtained his education in his native town from which he enlisted December 14, 1863 in company E of the ninth Vermont volunteers and served throughout the war until given his discharge May 22, 1865.
The family survivors are two sons, Frank and Ernest, both of Bennington. His wife, who was Nellie Farnham of Shaftsbury whom he married in 1863 died ten years ago.
The deceased was a member of Custer post, G.A.R., having transferred to Bennington from the Arlington post 36 years ago.
"Tom" Whitman had been a familiar figure in Bennington for years and had a wide acquaintance in the village. He was a participant in all gatherings of Civil war veterans. He had a keen sense of humor and thoroughly enjoyed an argument and was generally liked by all with whom he came in contact.
The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the Soldiers' home. Rev. Charles E. Sturgess, pastor of the Methodist church will officiate and the interment will be in Evergreen cemetery at Arlington.
Source: Bennington Evening Banner, September 13, 1927
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.