Puffer, Henry L.
Age: 18, credited to Readsboro, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 1/20/62, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. H, 8th VT INF, m/o 6/28/65
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Birth: 09/04/1845, Readsboro, VT
Burial: Hillside Cemetery, North Adams, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 54132375
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/9/1892, MA
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
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Hillside Cemetery, North Adams, MA
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Henry L. Puffer
Jan. 13, 1921
ENLISTED WHEN SEVENTEEN
Henry L. Puffer, Civil War Veteran,
Born in Readsboro.
Henry L. Puffer of the Soldiers' Home, while visiting in Troy, N. Y., was found dead in his room on Wednesday, Jan. 12, from heart failure, it is thought. His surviving relatives are a son, Fred E., living in Rochester, N. Y., and a married sister supposed to be living in Springfield, Mass. His wife, who was a Miss Witherill of South Shaftsbury, and another son died several years ago.
Henry Puffer was born in Readsboro, Sept. 4, 1845 and consequently was over 76 years old. When 17 years old he enlisted as a private from Readsboro in Co. H, Eighth Vermont 1864, and was mustered out with his regiment June 28, 1865. He was promoted corporal June 9, 1864, sergeant Dec. 6, 1864, and first sergeant April 13, 1865. That he was a good soldier is attested by these rapid promotions and the testimony of his company comrades.
He had lived in several Bennington county towns, but most of his adult life was passed in North Adams, Mass., where he was employed in shoe factories. He came to the Home Dec. 21, 1901, and has been there ever since.
Burial will probably be in the North Adams cemetery beside the grave of his wife.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.
8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History