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Bolton, Henry Danforth

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Danville, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/9/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. A, 11th VT INF, m/o 6/24/65

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VITALS

Birth: 05/31/1844, Danville, VT
Death: 03/21/1921

Burial: Danville Green Cemetery, Danville, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 30742277

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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Danville Green Cemetery, Danville, VT

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Obituary

PEACHAM--HENRY BOLTON, VETERAN OF SHERIDAN’S RAID, DIED AFTER LONG ILLNESS.
ANOTHER OF PEACHAM’S LONG TIME RESIDENTS, AND VETERAN OF THE CIVIL WAR HAS JOURNEYED TO THE WORLD BEYOND.

Henry Danforth Bolton passed away March 22, at his home in West Danville, just eleven months to a day from the time he went to Brightlook Hospital last spring for an operation. He was in the hospital almost six months, and since his return has been gradually failing in health. He was confined to his bed seven weeks and his death came, and a release from great suffering.

He was the son of Alvin and Florinda (Danforth) Bolton, and was born in Danville May, 1844. He leaves two brothers, Eugene Bolton, of Spokane, Wash., and Martin Bolton of this town. A sister, Mrs. Abigail Haynes died some years ago.

Mr. Bolton was twice married, first to Hannah Blodgett, Nov. 21, 1867. One child was born, Ora Bolton, who resides in North Peacham. Mr. Bolton again married Nov. 3, 1880, to Jane Adams, who died last November.

Mr. Bolton enlisted in 1862, in the 11th Vt., Co. A, 1st Artillery. He served under General Sheridan, and was in Sheridan’s raid, and many other battles. He was mustered out as Sargeant.

When the war closed he came to Peacham, to the part of town known as Greenbay, where he was a farmer for many years. A short time ago he bought a place at West Danville.

Besides his son, Ora Bolton, and two brothers he leaves two grandchildren, Ernest and Henry Bolton, both whom served in the world war, and a great grandson.

The funeral was held on Thursday, March 24, at the church in West Danville, Rev. Mr. Currier officiating. The bearers were Ora Bolton, Ernest and Henry Bolton, and Martin Bolton. The burial was at Danville. Several from away attended.

Source: Caledonian Record, March 30, 1921
Courtesy of Deanna French

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