Age: 0, credited to Chelsea, VTVITALS
Birth: 05/24/1842, Chelsea, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, WI
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Henry was born in Chelsea, Orange county, Vermont, May 24, 1842.
He removed, with his father, to Madison, Wisconsin, in 1851. Graduated at the University of Wisconsin in 1861, (A. M. 1864), and at once enlisted in the volunteer army for the suppression of the rebellion in the southern states, leaving Camp Randall, at Madison, in the twelfth regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. At the close of the war, was mustered out as captain of company "A," twenty-third regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, being afterwards brevetted major by President Lincoln, for "gallant and meritorious service during the war."
An extended account of the movements of the different regiments with which he was connected will be found in Quiner's Military History of Wisconsin.
On his return from the war, he studied law, graduated in the Law Department of the University of Wisconsin in 1869, (LL. B.), and was admitted to the bar, and began practice at Madison, the same year.
In 1871, he was elected a member of the common council, but resigned in December of that year on removing to Appleton, Wisconsin, where he resided at the time of his decease. During his residence there, he held the office of city attorney.
He died at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Nov. 21, 1872, and was buried in the Forest Hill Cemetery, at Madison.
C. H. Vilas, editor, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Peter Vilas, (By the Editor, Madison, WI, 1875), pp. 156-157.