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Holt, Lovell S.


Age: 31, credited to Readsboro, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 1/13/62, m/i 2/18/62, PVT, Co. H, 8th VT INF, reen 2/18/64, pr CPL, pr SGT 7/1/64, m/o 6/28/65

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Birth: 04/08/1830, Ashburnham, MA
Death: 07/31/1904

Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 69688769


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/30/1888, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(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: WPA Graves Registration Card indicates his stone was an upright shaft. The photo shows what is remaining of the Holt grave marker, but the upper portion, with the names, is now missing. 8th Vt. History off-site


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Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT

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Lovell S. Holt

Lovell S. Holt, 74, formerly of Brattleboro, died Sunday at the Soldiers' home in Bennington of a chronic ailment with which he Had been afflicted for some time. The body was brought to Brattleboro Monday, and on Tuesday the funeral was held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Albert Bixby of Pine street, at 3 o'clock, Rev. H. R. Miles of the Congregational church officiating. The burial was in Prospect Hill cemetery

Mr. Holt was born in Troy, N. H., May 20, 1830. When a young man he went to Readsboro and while there enlisted in Company H, 8th Vermont Volunteers. Following is the outline of his service record. Enlisted Jan. 16, 1862; mustered Feb. 18, 1862; musician Jan. 1, 1863; reenlisted March 5, 1864; mustered out June 28, 1865. On returning from the war he went to Searsburg where he was employed for several years as a wood turner in a bed-stead factory. From Searsburg he went to Guilford where he was employed by Smith & Hunt. He came to Brattleboro when the business was moved here. He was with the firm more than 20 years

After spending a year with his sons in Barre he went to the soldiers' home about two years ago. His wife, who was Pauline Crosier of Searsburg, died about 15 years ago. Mr. Holt is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lettie R. Bixby, of Brattleboro, and three sons, Hosea A. and Arthur M. Holt of Barre, and Dr. Clifford Parker Holt of Cambridge, Mass.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, August 5, 1904
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.