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Gile, Samuel


Age: 18, credited to Wolcott, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 11/17/63, m/i 12/1/63, Pvt, Co. I, 11th VT INF, tr to Co. D, 6/24/65, m/o 8/25/65

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Birth: 03/24/1847, Conway, NH
Death: 01/15/1915

Burial: Sanborn Cemetery, Hardwick, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 67153378


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/11/1890, VT
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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Sanborn Cemetery, Hardwick, VT

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Samuel Gile

Samuel Gile was born in Conway, N.H., March 24th 1847. He was the last of eleven children born to John and Susan (Scribner) Gile. When a small child he came with his parents to West Burke, Vt. At the age of seven years they moved to the Charles Norris farm near Hardwick village, and afterwards went to Wolcott where he made his home until he enlisted in Co. I, 11th Vermont Volunteers. He served one year and nine months, at the end of which time the war closed. He then returned to Hardwick to make his home.

In 1869 Mr. Gile was united in marriage to Lucretia D. Ward, who passed out of this life May 17, 1914. After the death of Mrs. Gile his health began to fail, and he was confined to his bed about four weeks with heart trouble, dying January 15th, 1915.

The deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Walter I. Ward, of this place, and one grandson, Kenneth Gile Ward. He had been a member of the Baptist church for 47 years, and also a member of Ellsworth Post, G. A. R. of Hardwick.

Source: Hardwick Gazette, January 21, 1915.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.