Gale, Hiram Randall
Age: 18, credited to Waterbury, VT
Unit(s): 46th WI INF
Service: enl, Pvt, Co. K, 46th WI INF, 1/25/65, m/o 9/27/65, Nashville, TN - Vermont's Last Veteran!
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Birth: 11/08/1846, Waterbury, VT
Burial: Washelli Cemetery, Seattle, WA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Findagrave Memorial #: 42198596
Alias?: None Noted
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)
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Hiram R. Gale
Vermont's Last Veteran - Hiram Randall Gale, born November 8, 1846, Waterbury Vermont. Enlisted 46th Wisconsin Volunteer infantry. Commander in Chief, Grand Army of the Republic, 1945-1946. Died March 15, 1951, aged 104 years, 4 months.
CIVIL WAR VET DIES.
Seattle, Wash., March 17 – A Waterbury Vt., native, H. R. Gale, Civil war veteran and former commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, died here Thursday after an illness of two years. He was 104.
Gale's death cut the membership of the G.A.R., which once numbered 400, 000, to seven and the survivors of the Union Army to 11. These are the last of the estimated 2, 000, 000 men who served with Union forces in the Civil war.
Born in Waterbury, Vt., on Nov. 8, 1846, Gale attended Gale college at Galesville, Wis. He left college to serve as a private with Company K, 46th Wisconsin infantry.
Source: Barre Daily Times, March 17, 1951
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.