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Hescock, Rinaldo Nathan


Age: 25, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 5/1/62, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. C, 2nd VT INF, pow, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, prld 8/5/62, wdd, Crampton's gap, 9/14/62, tr to VRC 9/1/63, m/o 6/20/64

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Birth: 07/13/1835, Townshend, VT
Death: 05/08/1917

Burial: Meeting House Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: 68
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux

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


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/17/1878; widow Emma M., 5/21/1917, 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: See 1914 Brattleboro Daily Reformer Article for biography.


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Meeting House Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT

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Rinaldo N. Hescock

Brattleboro Reformer

May 9, 1917


Death of Rinaldo N. Hescock, Civil War Veteran - Formerly For 30 Years Employed at Estey's.

Rinaldo Nathan Hescock, a veteran of the 2d Vermont regiment who was wounded in battle and a prisoner in Libby prison a few weeks, died last night. He had suffered from mental trouble several years.

Mr. Hescock was born in Townshend, July 13, 1835, a son of Nathan and Samantha (Boole) Hescock. His boyhood was spent in his native town and soon after moving to Brattleboro he enlisted in Company C, 2d Vermont Volunteers. The regiment participated in the battle of Bull Run, and the following spring in the retreat at Savage Station. Mr. Hescock, with several others of his command, was taken prisoner.

After three weeks in Libby prison he was confined two weeks in Belle Island prison and was then exchanged. He was wounded in the right arm in a skirmish after the battle of Malvern Hill and was one of the first to be sent to the hospital established at Brattleboro. Being incapacitated for further service he was transferred to the 13th Veteran Reserve corps, and during his convalescence was in charge of the reading room and library at the hospital.

After the war he was employed some time in the Wells machine shop and later was employed for 20 years in the case making department of the Estey Organ Co.

Mr. Hescock leaves his wife, who was Miss Emma Chase of Brattleboro and three children, Mrs. Arthur Howe of Ludlow, Mass., Miss Ruby Hescock of Brattleboro and Brian V. Hescock, a civil engineer of Brooklyn.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.