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Jennison, George H.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 20, credited to Swanton, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/11/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. K, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1842, Swanton, VT
Death: 06/23/1920

Burial: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, CA
Marker/Plot: Lot 575 Victory Grave 4
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Romper90069/Findagrave
Findagrave Memorial #: 9623569

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/24/1890, IA; widow Addie M., 7/30/1922, CA
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: 13th Vt. History off-site

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Forest Lawn Cemetery, Glendale, CA

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Biography

GEORGE H. JENNISON volunteered about the 25th of August, 1862, from the town of Swanton, and joined Highgate company September 11th, 1862, the day of the organization of the company. His father had died some time before, and Clark S. Jennison was his legal guardian and gave his written consent to the enlistment. George was brought up on a farm and educated thus far in the district schools of his native town. Born in 1842 in Swanton, Vt., occupation a farmer. His conduct showed that his moral training had not been neglected, he was a quiet, unobtrusive young fellow with a retiring, though pleasant disposition. Entered into the necessary drill essential to army life with zeal that he might at the earliest moment become fitted for the duties expected. This new life changed not a single obligation of civil life and his conduct was always upright and courteous. An opportunity came very soon after we were assigned to General Heintzleman's command who was in charge of the defences of Washington while at Camp Vermont on the Mount Vernon road a mile or so south of Alexandria to be detailed in the ambulance department. Private Jennison accepted this offer and was on the 17th day of November, 1862, detailed as ambulance guard, which position he liked very much, was soon promoted as sergeant which gave him a mounted position with quite pleasant surroundings, and with less exposure and routine of camp life, than if he had remained with the company. He did not leave Company K only on detached duty, and he was often seen riding into our camp equipped and caparisoned as belonging to the ambulance corps. We only saw him occasionally, but we learned that his service was faithful and efficient and satisfactory.

Comrade Jennison remained in the ambulance department until his term of enlistment expired, and was mustered out with his regiment at Brattleboro, Vt., July 21st, 1863. He returned to his home in Swanton and resumed the occupation of a farmer. He subsequently married Addie Potter, of St. Albans, moved West, where he has since resided. He now lives in Mason City, Iowa. He was Bast a few years ago and at that time paid me a visit and while he is many years older than when in the service, he does not look as old as 64. To them were born two children, a son and a daughter.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 739-40