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Baxter, Henry Clay


Age: 18, credited to Derby, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 12/12/63, m/i 12/12/63, PVT, Co. D, 11th VT INF, pr CPL 12/26/63, pr SGT 1/18/64, comn 2LT, Co. I, 3/29/64 (5/9/64), pr 1LT, Co. A, 10/16/64 (11/17/64), Bvt CPT 10/19/64, for gallantry in every engagement since 5/16/64, especially at Cedar Creek VA, Bvt MAJ 4/2/64, for gallantry at Petersburg, m/o 6/24/65 [College: NU 66]

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Birth: 12/16/1844, Derby, VT
Death: 09/15/1890

Burial: Strafford Cemetery, Strafford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: R. N. Ward Jr.
Findagrave Memorial #: 119860861


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: VHS Collections
College?: NU 66
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: more off-site

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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Strafford Cemetery, Strafford, VT

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Vermont Officers Reunion Society Collection
Courtesy Vermont Historical Society


Maj. Henry C. Baxter, a son of Hon. Portus Baxter, long a member of Congress from Vermont, died at Seattle, Washington on Sunday, September 14, of Bright's Disease. He was a brother to Jed. H. Baxter recently appointed surgeon general of the United States Army, and William P. Baxter the antiquarian collector of Chicago, and was several years proprietor of the American House of Boston.

Source: Burlington Free Press, Sept. 26, 1890

The remains of Henry Baxter of Seattle, Washington, were brought here by his wife for burial.

Source: West Randolph Herald and News, Oct. 2, 1890
Courtesy of Deanna French

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