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Scott, Henry A.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 22, credited to Townshend, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 7/24/62, m/i 9/1/62, CPL, Co. G, 11th VT INF, pr SGT 11/27/63, wdd, Winchester, 9/19/64, wdd, 6/6/64, m/o 6/24/65

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VITALS

Birth: 11/22/1840, Townshend, VT
Death: 06/12/1912

Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Townshend, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Hackett
Findagrave Memorial #: 118650717

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
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

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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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Tombstone

Oakwood Cemetery, Townshend, VT

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Death Notice

Death of Henry A. Scott.

Henry A. Scott of Somerville, Mass., who had been visiting here two or three weeks, died Wednesday morning in the home of W.A. Eddy. He was stricken with paralysis Saturday. His daughter, Mrs. Adelle Montgomery of Somerville, was with him during this week. Mr. Scott was a resident of this town for many years and moved from here to Brattleboro and later to Boston. He was a Civil War veteran and a man held in high esteem. An obituary of Mr. Scott will be published next week.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, June 14, 1912
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.

Obituary

Townshend
Henry A. Scott

Henry A. Scott, who died June 12 in the home of W. A.Eddy, where he was staying a few weeks while in town, was born in this town Nov. 22, 1840, the son of Ward and Cirene (Hale) Scott, on the farm now occupied by Fred Bacon, which was in the possession of the Scott family for several generations. He was educated at the district school and Leland and Gray seminary. His early life was spent on his father's farm. In 186 he married Miss Emma Howard of Townshend, who lived with her parents on the farm now owned and occupied by Rockwell Davis. From this union, three children were born, who survive, Mrs. Etta Houghton, of West Roxbury Mass., Fred Scott, now living in Pennsylvania, and Mrs. Adelle Montgomery of Somerville, Mass.

Mr. Scott was a young man in the days of the Civil War and showed his patriotism by responding to his country's call in those dark days, going to the front as a member of Company G, 11th Vermont Regiment, Heavy Artillery, serving faithfully and efficiently three years. After his discharge from the army, he returned to his native town and carried on the farm formerly occupied by his father. With the exception of a few years spent in Brattleboro he lived here until he moved to Boston 14 years ago.

During these years he proved himself to be a kind and obliging neighbor, an industrious and law-abiding citizen, and a devoted husband and father, winning for himself by a well-ordered life the respect of his townspeople. He was a member of the Baptist church of this village and continued to hold his membership here up to the time of his death.

While in Boston he held the position of janitor of a large building, and agent for the owner of a large number of tenements, of which he had the care for years, resigning his position but a short time before his death.

He loved his native state and town and longed for the association of the towering mountains, and the picturesque scenery of the West River valley, and had expressed his wish that he might spend his last days in Townshend, which wish was gratified.

Funeral services were held in the Baptist church Friday morning at 11 o'clock. The pastor, Rev. Joseph McKean, officiated, assisted by Rev. C. H. B. Seliger...

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