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Wight, Henry M.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 31, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/23/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. C, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63

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VITALS

Birth: 08/01/1831, Westford, MA
Death: 02/15/1904

Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 54118092

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Honoria?, 3/4/1904, VT, not approved
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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Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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Obituary

H. M. WIGHT DEAD.

For More Than Half a Century a Resident of Burlington.

Henry M. Wight, for over half a century a resident of this city, died a this home at 166 North Battery street early Monday morning after a long illness with a complication of diseases.

Mr. Wight was born in Massachusetts 76 years ago and came to this city when in his twenties and a few years later was employed as foreman in the old Kilburn & Gates furniture factory. Later he conducted a second hand and sporting goods store in the Leavensworth building on College street subsequently removing to a store on Bank street, where the new Blodgett building now stands. On account of failing health he was obliged to retire from active life several years ago. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having served nine months as a private in Co. C, 12th regiment of Vermont volunteers, and was also a member of Stannard Post, G.A.R. He is survived by a widow and a sister, Mrs. A.A. Davis of Colchester avenue.

Source: Burlington Free Press, Feb. 18, 1904
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.