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Closson, Henry Whitney


Age: 0, credited to Whitingham, VT
Unit(s): 1st US ARTY, 4th US ARTY, 5th US ARTY
Service: USMA 54; 2LT, 1st US ARTY, 54, 1LT 1st US ARTY, 56, CPT, 61, Bvt MAJ 7/8/63, and Bvt LTC 8/23/64, for gallantry at Port Hudson, Miss., and in the capture of Fort Morgan, Ala., MAJ, 5th US ARTY, 76, LTC, 83, COL 4th US ARTY, 88; pr BGen, ret. 1904 [College: USMA 54]

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Birth: 06/06/1832, Whitingham, VT
Death: 07/15/1917

Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
Marker/Plot: 03/1916
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Courtesy of Arlington National Cemetery
Findagrave Memorial #: 24165861


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: USMA 54
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: None


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Henry H. Closson

Springfield Republican

July 18, 1917


Native of Whitingham, Vt. - a Civil War Veteran

The funeral of Brig-Gen Henry W. Closson, 85, retired, civil war veteran and Indian fighter, who died in Washington Sunday, was held yesterday followed by burial in Arlington national cemetery. Gen Closson was born in Whitingham, Vt. He was graduated from West Point in the class of 1854 and rose through the grades to the rank of colonel. In 1904 he was retired with the rank of brigadier-general.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.

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