Age: 22, credited to Worcester, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 10/1/61, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. A, 8th VT INF, pr CPL, reen 1/5/64, wdd, Winchester, 9/19/64, m/o 6/28/65
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Birth: 09/07/1839, Worcester, VT
Burial: Worcester Village Cemetery, Worcester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 80612853
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/30/1865; widow Mary A., 12/9/1907, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Village Cemetery, Worcester, VT
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Argus and Patriot
December 11, 1907
ROGER HOVEY DEAD
Roger Hovey, retired farmer, civil war veteran, an estimable citizen, goo d soldier and loyal comrade, died at his home at Worcester Corner Sunday night. Mr. Hovey was born in Worcester, Sept. 7, 1839 and had always lived in town except the three years and nine months served in Co. A., 8th Regiment Vermont Volunteers. He was wounded at Winchester, Va., Sept. 19, 1864 by a gunshot wound in the left shoulder. He was constantly with his command during its long and arduous service and achieved a gallant record for soldierly conduct and was promoted corporal for efficient service.
As a citizen he served his town faithfully and well and had filled nearly all the offices in the gift of his townspeople.
He is survived by his wife, Mary A. Pope, to whom he was married January 1st, 1884. His first wife, Caroline C. Hatch, died October 10, 1882. Two daughters, Mary A., wife of Chester Wood, of Swiftwater, N.H., Miss Helen M., of Craftsbury, and one son, Frederick, of Worcester, two sisters, Mrs. Julius Udall, of Stratford and Mrs. M. Abbie Jones, of Middlesex, and eleven grandchildren also survive him.
Mr. Hovey enjoyed the confidence and respect of his neighbors to an unusual degree. They all knew him to be an honest man. The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Rev. N.M. Shaw officiating.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.
8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History