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Sylvester, Horace C.

Age: 20, credited to Westminster, VT
Unit(s): 13th MA INF
Service: co. K, 13th MA INF, wdd, Antietam

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Birth: abt 1841, Westminster, VT
Death: 12/13/1911

Burial: May be buried in ..., , NY
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
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Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Ada M.
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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Horace C. Sylvester, a dry good merchant, and a veteran of the Civil War, died Wednesday at the Hotel Bossert, Brooklyn. He was born in Westminster, Vermont seventy-one years ago, and came to New York when quite young.

At the breaking out of the Civil War he enlisted and fought until the battle of Antietam when he was wounded. On his return to duty he was assigned to the War Department and was made a confidential secretary. He remained in the service of the War Department until the close of the war. It was while in that branch of service that he became acquainted with President Lincoln.

At the time of his death he was connected with the Henry Batterfield Company, of Broadway and Graham Avenue, Brooklyn.

New York Tribune, December 15, 1911

Courtesy of Deanna French