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Nichols, Henry Clay


Age: 29, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 8th VT INF, 73rd USCI, 96th USCI
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. H, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 11/23/61, m/i 2/18/62, SGT, Co. F, 8th VT INF, reduced, disch 10/8/63 SOWD, to accept comn in 73rd USCI; also 96th USCI (Medal of Honor)

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Birth: 03/30/1832, Coventry, VT
Death: 02/10/1904

Burial: Village Cemetery, Coventry, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: George Parsons
Findagrave Memorial #: 7891689


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/1/1884, VT; widow Harriet B., 2/29/1904, VT
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: None


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Village Cemetery, Coventry, VT

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This soldier was awarded the Medal of Honor

Henry Clay Nichols

Rank and Organization: Captain, Co. E, 73rd U.S. Colored Troops.
Place and date: Fort Blakely, Ala., 9 Apr 1865.
Entered service at: ------.
Born: Brandon, 30 Mar 1832.
Died: 13 Feb 1904, Coventry.
Buried: Village Cemetery, Coventry, VT
Date of Issue: 3 Aug 1897.
Citation: Voluntarily made a reconnaissance in advance of the line held by his regiment and, under a heavy fire, obtained information of great value.

Photograph Contributed by George Parsons.

See also: Beyer and Keydel, 535.

NARA File Number: G-334-CT-1865.

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