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Last 30 Veterans

Last 30 Vermont Veterans to Answer The Final Roll Call

The last surviving veteran of the Civil War was Albert Henry Woolson, who died in 1956 at the age of 105.

The last veteran to die in Vermont was Harriet Holmes, nee Hinkson, a nurse, and the last soldier was Gilbert Lucier. Both of them served with the 11th Vermont.

But in 1860, about 42% of native-born Vermonters were not living in Vermont, and most of those served in units of other States. This list includes veterans who were born in Vermont, or served in Vermont units, so there are several who died after Lucier.

The following lists the last 30 known surviving Vermont veterans (It may change as we find additional veterans' death dates).

Gale, Hiram Randall -- 03/15/1951 -- Seattle, WA -- 46th WI INF
Horton, Henry A. -- 07/01/1948 -- Troy, NY -- 2nd VT INF
Atherton, Francis M. -- 12/28/1946 -- Springfield, MA -- 2nd VT INF
Hurd, Reuben S. -- 10/22/1946 -- Worthington, MN -- 10th VT INF
Coburn, George A. -- 04/01/1946 -- Van Tassell, WY -- 9th VT INF
Martin, Russell C. -- 12/29/1945 -- Los Angeles, CA -- 1st VT CAV
Stormes, Harry Ira -- 10/05/1945 -- Salt Lake City, UT -- 2nd WI CAV
Holmes, Harriet M. Hinkson -- 08/06/1945 -- Worcester, VT -- Nurse, 11th VT INF
Lucier, Gilbert C. -- 09/22/1944 -- Jay, VT -- 11th VT INF, VRC
Mitchell, Henry C. -- 07/09/1944 -- Sutton, VT -- 11th MA INF
Curler, Charles Sylvanis -- 01/05/1944 -- Perry, IA -- 192nd NY INF
Smith, Orson S. -- 12/31/1943 -- Stowe, VT -- (13th VT INF?)
Sweet, Albert Burbanks -- 07/06/1943 -- Minneapolis, MN -- 4th MN INF
Firman, James Henry -- 05/21/1943 -- Marshalltown, IA -- 21st IA INF
Evans, Moody H. -- 04/29/1943 -- St. Johnsbury, VT -- 3rd VT INF
O'Connor, Patrick -- 03/06/1943 -- Malone, NY -- 17th VT INF
Steele, Joseph -- 11/02/1942 -- Marshalltown, IA -- 137th IL INF, 151st IL INF
Buswell, Brigham -- 07/13/1942 -- Elma, WA -- 1st USSS
Heyer, Charles Alfred -- 07/12/1942 -- St. Johnsbury, VT -- 8th VT INF
Jackson, William Henry -- 06/30/1942 -- Arlington, VA -- 12th VT INF
Francis, Edgar A. -- 02/19/1942 -- Middlesex, VT -- 2nd VT INF
Nelson, George Harvey -- 01/02/1942 -- St. Johnsbury, VT -- 2nd VT INF
Jones, William Harrison -- 11/07/1941 -- Grand Island, NE -- 3rd VT INF
Sears, John Robert -- 07/26/1941 -- Greenfield, MA -- 11th VT INF, 1st CT CAV
Smith, James -- 05/24/1941 -- Rolla, ND -- 2nd MN INF
Emerson, Charles H. -- 02/27/1941 -- Dalton, NH -- 8th VT INF
Wheeler, William Constant -- 02/01/1941 -- Woodbury, VT -- 11th VT INF
Cleveland, Joseph H. -- 12/04/1940 -- Burlington, VT -- 3rd NY CAV
Parker, Charles A. -- 09/17/1940 -- Newport, MN -- 7th VT INF
Bumpus, Charles W. -- 05/05/1940 -- Calais, VT -- 24th MA INF