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Winslow, Seth J.
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 25, credited to Woodstock, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 12th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. B, 1st VT INF, obtained a sub before leaving state (see Warren, C. H.); enl 8/19/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. B, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63

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VITALS
Birth: 02/15/1836, Woodstock, VT
Death: 07/07/1934

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Woodstock, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(State digraphs will show that this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldier's home)

Remarks: See Benedict's Army Life in Virginia
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BURIAL:
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Riverside Cemetery, Woodstock, VT

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Seth Winslow

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.