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Rowe, Horace E.
Age: 26, credited to Peacham, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 9/12/61, m/i 9/21/61, Pvt, Co. H, 4th VT INF, pow, Weldon Railroad, 6/23/64, Andersonville, prld 11/24/64, m/o 3/11/65
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Birth: 06/20/1835, Corinth, VT
Burial: Danville Green Cemetery, Danville, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Monica White
Findagrave Memorial #: 18474033
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/21/1877; widow Lizzie A., 1/12/1904, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Danville Green Cemetery, Danville, VT
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Death of Horace Rowe
Horace Emerson Rowe died Thursday evening of the effects of a shock of apoplexy which he suffered on the Tuesday previous. Mr. Rowe had been in as good health as usual and was about his work when taken ill, and did not recover consciousness. He was the oldest of 10 children, and was born in Corinth, June 20, 1835. When a boy his family moved to West Danville and afterward to Peacham. He enlisted from Peacham in Co. H, 4th Vt. Volunteers in Sept. 1861, and was with his company in 19 engagements, including in which were, Lee's Mills, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Cold Harbor and Petersburg. He was taken prisoner at Weldon Railroad, June 23, 1864. He was sent first to Libby Prison, and from there to Andersonville, from which place he was paroled, November 24, 1864. His sufferings there can be judged by the fact that of 17 comrades taken prisoner at the same time, but two survived their prison experience. Mr. Rowe weighed 215 pounds when taken prisoner and only 90 when exchanged. He returned to Peacham and slowly regained his strength. March 10, 1865, he was mustered out of the service but because he had no hospital record he was never able to obtain such pension as his disability should have entitled him to. He was married to Lizzie West of Danville, Oct. 1, 1872, and after living three years at Peacham, moved to Danville where he has since resided. Mr. Rowe has been well known as an ardent temperance man and had for many years served as town grand juror. Respected and honored by all his loss removes a good citizen, a kind husband and father, and a faithful neighbor from the community. He is survived by two brothers, Ichabod Rowe of Peacham and Charles F. Rowe of Chicago; and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Page of Danville, and Mrs. Ella Gallagher of Kent, Nevada and by his wife, his son, Guy, and daughter, Anna. The funeral was held at the house Sunday afternoon at one o'clock, Rev. G. H. Cummings officiating. There were several of his comrades present, who served as bearers, six of whom were member of Company H. Music was furnished by Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Mackey.
Source: Caledonian, Dec. 23, 1903
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.