Bly, Charles H.
Age: 0, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 37th MA INF
Service: 37th MA INF
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Birth: 09/22/1847, Unknown
Burial: Morningside Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 14624776
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(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: Living at the Bennington Soldiers' Home on 1/3/1921
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Morningside Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
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Charles H. Bly
CHARLES HOMER BLY
Sketch of Old Soldier Who Died at
the Home Tuesday
Charles Homer Bly, whose death at the Soldiers' Home early Tuesday morning Jan. 26, was briefly announced in yesterday's Banner was born in Springfield, Mass., Sept. 23, 1847. When not quite 15 years old he entered military life July 24, 1862, in Co. D, 37th Mass., a regiment of the 6th Corps which achieved a great reputation, and was discharged June 21, 1865 at Readsboro, Mass. (sic)
Little is known here of his early life. It is only known that he entered the employment of the Estey Organ Co., at Brattleboro, and gave faithful service for forty years until coming to the Home May 11, 1916. His wife dying, his constant companion was their only child, a son, now living in Brattleboro. Their relations were more as 'chums,' than as father and son and so remained to the end. The son was with his father a few days of the latter's life and gave unremitting care to his father.
Mr. Bly was a strong man - strong in his likes and dislikes. Though always courteous to all, he was warmly attached to those whom he admired, but, toward those he disliked he maintained an attitude of aloofness - letting them severely alone. It is not known that he gave much thought to religious matters he was a thoroughly moral man, never indulging in profanity, gossip, backbiting or idle kindred evils. He was mildly tenacious of his own vies, but entered into no heated argument with those who disagreed with him.
His son, C.D. Bly, accompanied his remains to Brattleboro for burial.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.