Winslow, Seth J.
Age: 25, credited to Woodstock, VTVITALS
Birth: 02/15/1836, Woodstock, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Riverside Cemetery, Woodstock, VT
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The Vermont Journal, Friday, March 6, 1931
Woodstock Civil War Veteran 97 Years Old
Seth Winslow, Sprightly in Spite of Nearly a Century
Remembers Lincoln at Gettysburg
Several of the patriotic societies of Springfield recently sent remembrances to Seth J. Winslow of Woodstock, only surviving member of Company B, 12th Vermont Regiment of the Civil war, and said to be the oldest living veteran in the state, on his 97th birthday.
Mr. Winslow's mind is still lively and vigorous, and he has many interesting memories covering his life of nearly a hundred years. Born in Woodstock, he enlisted in 1861 in Company B of the 12th Vermont Regiment, serving for three months under Capt. P. T. Washburn, after which he returned home with the body of his brother who had died in service. Again in 1863 he enlisted, this time under Capt. Ora Paul. He distinctly remembers seeing President Lincoln at the battle of Gettysburg riding about the battlefield encouraging the troops. The president always wore his tall black hat. Mr. Winslow attended the celebration at Gettysburg on the 50th anniversary of the battle.
This old veteran still looks like a soldier, carrying his six feet and three inches proudly erect. Although his hearing is slightly impaired, his general health is good. His mind is keen and he still enjoys reading. His son and daughter-in-law, with whom he lives, being at their business most of the day, his constant companion is a little wooly white dog which is also growing old.
Contributed by Cathy Hoyt.