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Halsey, Thomas Helmes


Age: 0, credited to Brandon, VT
Unit(s): USA, USV
Service: Addl PYMR USV 6/8/61; MAJ and PYMR, USA 1/17/67; retired 2/9/77, Bvt LTC USV 6/15/66 for faithful and meritorious conduct

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Birth: 1815, New York
Death: 11/19/1877

Burial: Pine Hill Cemetery, Brandon, VT
Marker/Plot: Section D
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 139439398


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, minor child, 5/14/1880
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: Halsey served as paymaster for the 1st Vermont Brigade. His wife, Cornelia R. Conant Halsey, made the 1st Brigade Guidon. See UVM's Digital Collections for the Civil War


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Pine Hill Cemetery, Brandon, VT

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The Late Col. Thomas H. Halsey

Col. Thomas H. Halsey, who died at his residence in Brooklyn, N. Y., November 18th, was a native of New Jersey. He was a son of Gen. Halsey, for many years in charge of the United States arsenal at Vergennes, and a brother of Mrs. F. E. Woodbridge, of Vergennes. He entered the United States service in June 1864, was a paymaster in the United States volunteers with the rank of major, and served in the Army of the Potomac in various departments of the South, mainly in Virginia and South Carolina. In January, 1867, he was appointed paymaster in the United States army and breveted as Lieutenant-Colonel for meritorious and faithful service. He had been stationed for a few years at New York city, and on account of the failure of his health was, at his own request, placed on the retired list in 1876. HI s funeral was attended in Brooklyn by several of his old comrades and officers n the army, and by a delegation of the Loyal Legion of the United States, of which he was a member. His remains were interred at Brandon, on the 23d inst. The service, at the residence of Mrs. Chauncey W. Conant, were conducted by Rev. D. C. Roberts, according to the ritual of the Episcopal church. C. H. Forbes, D. C. Bascom, Chas. W. Briggs and Captain John W. Chase, and a detail of the Brandon Guards, as a guard of honor, stood around the casket during the services. Col. Halsey's wife, who was the daughter of the late Chauncey W. Conant, Esq., of Brandon, died some three years ago. He leaves two sons.

Source: Burlington Free Press, November 26, 1877
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.