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Frost, Henry Martyn


Age: 37, credited to Middlebury, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: comn Chaplain, 7th VT INF, 1/25/62 (2/4/62), resgd 8/9/62, Episcopalian [College: DC 57, ATS, 59, MC 60]

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Birth: 03/26/1835, Sullivan, NH
Death: 02/20/1866

Burial: Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Thetford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Bob Hackett
Findagrave Memorial #: 40565516


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
Portrait?: VHS Collections
College?: DC 57, Andover, 59, MC 60
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


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Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Thetford, VT

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Henry Martyn Frost, the son of Benjamin and Mary Catherine (Brant) Frost, was born in Sullivan, N.H., 26 March 1835. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1857, and attended Andover Theological Seminary from 1858 to 1859. He was a teacher at Thetford Academy, and also in Frankfort, Kentucky. He was ordained as a deacon in the Presbyterian Episcopal Church on April 20, 1860, and a priest on February 26, 1862. He served as rector of St. Stephen's Church, Middlebury, from 1860 to 1864, resigning due to ill health. During that time, he served as chaplain of the 7th Vermont Volunteer Infantry, from January to August 1862. He received an honorary A.M. degree from Middlebury College in 1860. Rev. Frost died at Thetford, February 20, 1866.
Dr. Carlton Pennington Frost (Dartmouth 1852) and Edwin Brant Frost (Dartmouth 1858) were his brothers, the former as surgeon of the 15th Vermont Volunteer Infantry, and the latter as a captain in the 10th Vermont Volunteer Infantry.


Catalogue of Officers and students of Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont, Middlebury College, 1915.
Sketches of the Alumni of Dartmouth College, George Thomas Chapman, Riverside Press, 1867.
A History of the Town of Sullivan, New Hampshire, 1777-1917, Josiah Lafayette Seward, Sentinel printing Co., Sullivan, HNH, 1921
General Catalogue of the Theological Seminary, Andover, Massachusetts, 1808-1908, Andover Theological Seminary, Charles Carroll.


DEATH OF AN ARMY CHAPLAIN. - Rev. Henry Martyn Frost, late rector of St. Stephen's church, Middlebury, and chaplain of the Seventh Regiment, died at Thetford, last week, aged 30 years. He was a brother of the lamented Captain Frost of the Tenth Regiment, killed at Cold Harbor, and also of Dr. C. P. Frost of Brattleboro.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, March 9, 1866.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.