Age: 19, credited to Chelsea, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 9/10/61, m/i 9/27/61, Pvt, Co. E, 2nd VT INF, m/o 9/27/64
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Birth: 1832, Chelsea, VT
Burial: Hood and Lincoln Cemetery, Chelsea, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/21/1865
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Hood and Lincoln Cemetery, Chelsea, VT
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Chelsea Home News.
Civil War Veteran Dead.
Edgerton F. Hood, a native of this town, committed suicide at Lowell, Mass., Saturday night, aged 61 years. He had been letter carrier in that city for the past twelve years and was highly respected in his district. Ill health is supposed to be the cause of the deed.
He was found Sunday sitting in a chair in his room and the gas issuing from the open burners. A note was found bidding his friends good-bye and asking them not to judge him too hastily for the deed.
Mr. Hood was a veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted under Capt. Orville Boxby in Co. E, 2nd Vt. Vol., serving four years in the defense of his country.
He was wounded in the hand at the battle of the Wilderness, for which he drew a pension.
Mr. Hood left one daughter, who lives at Pine Bluff, Ark.
His sister and her husband, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Luce of Lowell, accompanied the remains here and the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon from the home of W. H. Luce. The interment was in the burial yard near H. S. Fitts'.M
Source: The Chelsea Herald, 16 Apr 1903
Transcribed by Deanna French