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Preston, Henry E.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Berlin, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 8/16/64, m/i 8/16/64, Pvt, Co. C, 9th VT INF, m/o 6/13/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1846, Middlesex, VT
Death: 0823/1925

Burial: Village Cemetery, Brownington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 120053223

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/3/1883, VT
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

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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BURIAL:

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Village Cemetery, Brownington, VT

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Obituary

Brownington

Henry E. Preston was born in Montpelier December 21, 1845, and died August 2, 1925 in Brownington at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan C. Barry, where he has made his home for nearly 13 years. He had been in failing health for the past year but was active up to that time. He was taken seriously ill Sunday morning and passed away at 11:30 Sunday night. The funeral was held August 4 at 1 o'clock at the home, Rev. J. J. Snellgrove of Evansville officiating and interment was in the Brownington cemetery. He was a veteran of the Civil war and a very kind and generous man. He leaves to mourn his loss a nephew, Lemuel Lawrence, of Lawrence, Mass.

Source: Orleans County Monitor, August 26, 1925.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.