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Pratt, Barney Frederick


Age: 20, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/28/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. B, 16th VT INF, pow 3/9/63, prld 3/18/63, m/o 8/10/63

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Birth: 08/28/1843, Newfane, VT
Death: 01/25/1931

Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: 570
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 121600524


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/5/1879; minor, 7/3/1926
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: See 1914 Brattleboro Daily Reformer Article for biography.


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Springfield Republican

January 29, 1921



Civil War Veteran and Old Employee of Estey Company Dies

Brattleboro, Jan. 28 - Barney Frederick Pratt, 78, died this morning at 8:30 o'clock in his home on spruce street, after a long illness with hardening of the arteries. Mr. Pratt was a son of Asa and Mary Sanders Pratt and was born in Newfane September 28, 1843. He moved to Brattleboro when 14 years of age and worked for the firm of Asa Miller & Co., as carriage builder. He enlisted in Co. C, 16th Vermont regiment, serving a little over nine months. He was captured and made a prisoner in Libby prison for 16 days and was in the battle of Gettysburg and was in several other engagements. After being mustered out from service he returned to work for Asa Miller & Co. and continued with that concern until 1872, when he entered the employ of the Estey Organ company, being employed for 40 years.

His first wife was Hattie E. Sanders, whom he married in Brattleboro in 1865. She died two years later, leaving one daughter, Laura, who survives. In1868 he married Clara E. Stockwell who died in1895. Of this union three children were born, Arthur C., Clinton F., and Mrs. Amy Moore, Mrs. Moore being the only survivor. He also leaves one brother, Noble Pratt of Newfane, and one sister, Miss Fanny Pratt of Brattleboro. Mr. Pratt was a member of Sedgwick post, Grand Army of the Republic. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at his late home on Spruce street at 3 o'clock.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.