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Giddings, Henry E.


Age: 18, credited to Reading, VT
Unit(s): 2nd USSS
Service: enl 10/30/61, m/i 12/31/61, CPL, Co. H, 2nd USSS, d/dis 6/14/62 (typhoid fever), Alexandria VA (occupation: student, 5' 9 1/4", light complexion, black eyes, dark hair)

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Birth: 1843, Reading, VT
Death: 06/14/1862

Burial: Felchville Cemetery, Reading, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 68424697


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
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: None


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Felchville Cemetery, Reading, VT

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(Father's obituary talks about Henry's service).

The Vermont Journal, April 17, 1897


William Giddings, who died recently, was born in Boxford, Mass., in 1817. His parents moved to Cavendish, soon after, where he lived until 19 years of age, when he moved to Reading and bought the farm where he died. At the time he assumed the care of his widowed mother and younger brothers and sisters. At the age of twenty-five he married Susan Dunsmore, living with her until her death in 1893, or fifty years and eight months. They had five children. The oldest, Henry, enlisted in 1861 at the age of 17 years, and died in the hospital, the next year, of typhoid fever, at Alexandria, Va. The two youngest children survive the father: Cynthia E., who married J. C. Sherburn of Pomfret, where they now reside, and John E., who married Nettie A. Pratt, and has always lived on the old homestead with his parents. A brother, Hiram, living in Boston, and a sister Eliza, Mrs. S. D. Hill, living in Downieville, Cal., also survive him.

Contributed by Cathy Hoyt.



At Mansion House General Hospital, Alexandria, Va., June 14th, of typhoid fever, Henry E. Giddings of 3d Co., Vt. Sharpshooters, aged 18 years - formerly of Felchville.

Source: Vermont Journal, July 12, 1862
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.