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Hill, Seth Columbus


Age: 21, credited to Eden, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 11/4/61, m/i 2/18/62, PVT, Co. A, 8th VT INF, reen 1/5/64, pr SGT 12/14/63, wdd, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64, 1SGT 2/23/65, m/o 6/28/65

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Birth: 05/01/1840, Enosburgh, VT
Death: 12/01/1927

Burial: Lamoille View Cemetery, Johnson, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 42749791


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/31/1868
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


Great Grandfather of Bard Hill, Richmond, VT

Great Grandfather of Leah Shewmaker, Flower Mound, TX

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Lamoille View Cemetery, Johnson, VT

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Warren Hill, son of Beriah Hill, was born in Utica, New York, February 17, 1797, and died at Eden, Vermont, October 1870. He came to Vermont in his youth and settled with his parents at Fairfield. He afterward lived at Enosburg and Eden. He was a farmer, a member of the Methodist Episcopal church and prominent in town affairs. He was for some years on the school board and was road commissioner. He married (first) 1826. Rebecca Sophia Hurlburt, who was born at Fairfield, Vermont, 1807, and died in September. 1844. He married (second) Charlotte Hall, who is yet living (aged ninety-two, 1914). Children by first wife: Warren, died in childhood; Isaiah, born May 17, 1827, died in 1911, served in the United States Cavalry in the civil war; Eliza, married Philander Tillison; Alma, married Hiram Peck; Jane, died young: Chester K., served in the civil war and was wounded in battle; Seth Columbus, mentioned below; Rollin, in Brooklyn, New York; Martha. Children by second wife: Lois, Sidney, Charles, Harmon.

Seth Columbus Hill, son of Warren Hill, was born at Enosburg, Vermont, May 1, 1840. He attended the public schools of Eden, where his parents settled when he was a child. He enlisted, May 1, 1861, on the first call for troops in the civil war, in Company A, Eighth Regiment Vermont Volunteer Infantry, and served to the end of the war. He was mustered out of service with the rank of orderly sergeant, June 28, 1865. He was in the New Orleans campaign in 1861-62 and was again at New Orleans when Farragut opened the Mississippi river in July, 1864. He also served in the campaign in Texas and Mississippi and took part in all the battles in which his regiment was engaged. For forty-four days he was under fire at Port Hudson. He was under General Sheridan at the battle of Winchester, took part in the battle of Cedar Creek. October 19, 1864, when he was wounded. He was taken prisoner at this battle, but escaped, and was taken to the military hospital in Philadelphia where he remained until February, 1865. After the war he returned to Vermont. He followed farming at Johnson for a number of years. He is now retired and for several years past has made his home in the village of Johnson. He is a member of Old Brigade Post, Grand Army, and has been commander; member of the Congregational church, in which he has held various offices.

He married (first) January 20, 1867, Mary J. Peck, who was born in Elmore, Vermont, July 30, 1844, and died March 14, 1888, daughter of Jerry and Lucia (Day) Peck. He married (second) Lizzie M. (Jones) Kendall. Children by first wife: Wilmer W., born May 6, 1868, resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Elmer E., September 18, 1872, resides in South Hero, Vermont; Aymer S. C., mentioned below; Mary Belle, August 17, 1882, married Ralph M. Church, resides in Rutland, Vermont; Delmer J., March 7, 1888, resides in Taunton, Massachusetts.

Source: William Richard Cutter, New England Families Genealogical and Memorial, (Lewis HIstorical Publishing Company), 1914, ii:880.

Hill Brothers Reunion




Of the thousandss who witnessed the big circus this afternoon none was more delighted than two old gentlemen to whom this pleasure came in each others company, for the first time in their lives. They were two brothers and they had not seen each other before in 53 years.

They dropped into the Daily News office and incidentally referred to the fact that they were celebrating the reunion by visiting friends and attending the show.

"There were four brothers of us," remarked the elder of the two, Mr. I. L. Hill, of New York City, who is in his 79th year, "and we all served our country in the civil war. All are living excepting Chester K. Hill, who died in Pueblo, Col., only a short time ago. The survivors are S. C. Hill, of Johnson," pointing to his companion, Rollin E. Hill of Brooklyn, and myself. We are visiting our sister, Mrs. Fred Tillotson of Williston for a few weeks and came to Burlington to see the city.

Mr. Hill related how his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Hill, were early settlers in Plainfield, where he was born 79 years ago. In early manhood he came to Burlington and was employed as a carpentar for a number of years. In 1852 he went south and settled in Georgia, from which state he enlisted at the outbreak of the war in the Fourth U.S. Cavalry, serving four years. When it was all over, he came to New York City, married, and followed the occupation of carpenter, in which work he is even now engaged. Mr. Hill is a remarkably vigorous man both physically and mentally and bids fair to live many years longer.

His brother, S. C. Hill, of Johnson, who accompained him to Burlington, was born in Enosburg. He too served his company well, enlisting in the 8th Vermont. Mr. Hill is a prosperous farmer, with a wife and five children. Dr. Hill of Winooski, a leading physivian of that village, is his son.

The other brother, Rollin E. Hill, whose birth place was Eden, enlisted in the 96th New York, and the fourth, Chester K. Hill, served in the old 3rd Vermont Regiment.

The four brothers, although each followed the fortunes of war knew not of the others wherabouts nor that each were fighting for their country. Only one was wounded, S.C. Hill, but not severely.

"I cast my first vote for Franklin Pierce for President," remarked the older brother, as his eyes glistened and his erect form straightened a little more rigidly," and it was at the old city hall in this very city. My, the changes that have come since then."

"What do you say brother, lets go out and have our picture taken, before we go to the show. Don't you think we ought to after all these years?" And together the two young old men went out, happy in their reunion, and reminiscences of the long years they were seperated.

Submitted by: Deanna French.

8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History



JOHNSON, Dec. 8. S.C. Hill, an old resident of Johnson and a veteran of the Civil War died November 20 after a short illness. The funeral was held at the Congregational church Saturday, December 3 at 1 o'clock. Rev. Albert Sherberg, pastor of the church officiated.

Source: Burlington Daily News, December 8, 1927
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.