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Burnett, Hollis Herbert

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 20, credited to Guilford, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/28/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. B, 16th VT INF, m/o 8/10/63

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VITALS

Birth: 03/03/1842, Guilford, VT
Death: 10/03/1930

Burial: Christ Church Cemetery, Guilford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 169921208

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Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/19/1878
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: See 1914 Brattleboro Daily Reformer Article for biography.

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Obituary

WAS IN BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG
Hollis Burnett Died in His Home on Brattle Street
FORMER LISTER AND SELECTMAN
Was Quartermaster and Lieutenant of Old Fuller Battery Brother of Mrs. Susan Cutting, Who in 102d Year is Town's Oldest Resident.

Hollis Herbert Burnett, 86, a Civil war veteran and a resident of Brattleboro 40 years, died at 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon in his home on Brattle street. He sustained a shock Thursday afternoon, from which he did not fully regain consciousness. Up to that time, although suffering from heart trouble, he had been comfortable in his home. He leaves one sister, Mrs. Susan S. Cutting, Brattleboro's oldest resident who is in her 102d year. He was one of the few remaining members of the local G. A. R. post.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Grove Terrace. Rev. Paul Swarthout, pastor of the First Baptist church, will officiate. Burial will take place in Christ Church cemetery in Guilford.

Born in Guilford, March 3, 1842, Mr. Burnett was one of a family of six children of John and Mary (Brown) Burnett. Mrs. Cutting is the last surviving member of that family. He enlisted from Guilford in Company B, 16th Vermont regiment. His brother, John Burnett, who enlisted in the same company, died the following year of illness contracted in the army. Gettysburg was the only battle in which the regiment was engaged as it was a nine-months regiment, but prior to that eventful three-days struggle, the regiment saw some lively experiences in advanced positions in detachments, not the least of which were some encounters with Moseby's irregular troops. Mr. Burnett was discharged honorably from the service July 29, 1863, being mustered out at Brattleboro. He went back to his home farm in Guilford, where he remained until 1889.In that year he moved to Brattleboro, and his home had since been here.

In Guilford Mr. Burnett held the offices of selectman and lister for several years. He was many years also a member of the Brattleboro police force, also served as bailiff at one time. He was a member of the famous Fuller Battery for eight years and at the time of the disbanding of that organization he was quartermaster with the rank of lieutenant.

He was employed many years by the Estey Organ Co., retiring about 20 years ago.

Mr. Burnett married, on Sept. 20, 1864, Mrs. Mary Aurelia (Thurber) Burnett, widow of his brother, John F. Burnett. She died Jan. 8, 1911, after a long illness. Besides his sister, Mr. Burnett leaves one son, Dr. Frank H. Burnett, of Brockton, Mass.

He was a member of Sedgwick post, G. A. R., and of the First Baptist church.

Source: Brattleboro Reformer, October 4, 1930.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.