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Oglesby, Henry


Age: 0, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 71st NY INF
Service: enl, New York City, 4/25/61, m/i, Pvt, Co. F, 71st NY INF, 6/22/61, tr to Co. G, wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, m/o 7/30/64, New York City

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Birth: 06/08/1840, Sheffield, England
Death: 12/21/1909

Burial: Summer Hill Cemetery, Springfield, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, application date, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
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: Died in Bennington Soldiers Home.


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Summer Hill Cemetery, Springfield, VT

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Henry Oglesby

The Vermont Journal, December 31, 1909

Little Veteran Dead

Henry Oglesby, generally known to the people of Bennington as "little Henry," because of his almost Lilliputian physique, died December 21 at the Vermont Soldier's Home, where he had been an inmate for almost 13 years. He was a native of England, having been born in Sheffield, June 8, 1840. At the outbreak of the Civil war he enlisted in the 71st New York regiment, serving from April, 1861, to August, 1864, when he was mustered out. At the close of the war he reenlisted in the cavalry branch of the regular army and served for several years on the Mexican border in New Mexico and Arizona.

He was a machinist by trade and was employed for a number of years at Springfield, (Vt.,) entering the home from that town in January, 1896. Since Col. Thomas Hannon has been superintendent of the home the little veteran has carried the mail to and from the institution and his willingness to do any one a favor a any time made him and unusually large circle of acquaintances. The remains were taken to Springfield for burial.

Contributed by Cathy Hoyt.

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