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Dutton, Henry Forest

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 24, credited to Ludlow, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: comn CPT, Co. H, 8th VT INF, 1/17/62 (1/17/62), pr MAJ 6/12/63 (8/12/63), pr LTC, 12/28/62 (1/22/63), wdd, Winchester, 9/19/64, dis/wds 11/16/64

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VITALS

Birth: 03/16/1836, Ludlow, VT
Death: 03/19/1916

Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Townshend, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/29/1864, VT; widow Kate C., 4/3/1916, FL
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, VHS Collections, 8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History, USAHEC off-site
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: Died in Gainesville, FL

DESCENDANTS

Cousin of Darrin A. Dutton, Dupo, IL

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Tombstone

Oakwood Cemetery, Townshend, VT

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Photo

VHS - Reunion Society Collection

Photo

John Gibson Collection

Photo

(Carpenter's History
Eighth Regiment
Vermont Volunteers
)

Biography

Dutton, Henry Forest, Colonel - born in Vt. 1837, son of Joseph Smith and Hannah (Livingstone) Dutton. He was raised in Ludlow. He died at his home in Gainesville, Florida, 14 March, 1916 (age 79 years). His obituary: "word was relieved here of his death. He lived in Ludlow until the breaking out of the Civil War, when he enlisted and was elected Captain of Co. "H", 8th Reg't Vt. Vols. In 1863 he was promoted to the rank of Major and in Dec. of that year was made Lieut-Colonel. He was severely wounded at Winchester, VA and was accorded honorable mention for distinguished service in the war. At the close of the War, Col. Dutton located in Beaufort, SC, but moved to Gainesville nearly fifty years ago and did a great deal towards the development of that section. He was at the head of H. F. Dutton & Co., cotton factors, established in 1869, and of H. F. Dutton & Co., brokers, established in 1878, and also at the head of Dutton Phosphate Co. He was also commander of Lew Wallace Post, from the date of its organization many years ago. Colonel Dutton is survived by his wife (the former Katherine Cathan), and (1) son, and a granddaughter. His son Henry F. Dutton Jr. came with the remains to Townshend, the former home of Mrs. Dutton, where they have spent the summers for many years. [see Families of Cavendish, DUTTON family in Vol.1]

Source: The Vermont Tribune, Ludlow, Vermont. Contributed by Linda M. Welch, Windsor County researcher.

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