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Shiner, Henry


Age: 21, credited to Montgomery, VT; Bakersfield, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF, 8th VT INF
Service: enl 9/11/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. G, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; enl 4/3/65, m/i 4/3/65, Pvt, Co. F, 8th VT INF, m/o 6/28/65

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Birth: 1841, Fairfield, VT
Death: 05/26/1905

Burial: Village Cemetery, Montgomery, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
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: 13th Vt. History off-site


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Village Cemetery, Montgomery, VT

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HENRY SHINER was born in Montgomery, Vt., in 1841, and was by occupation a farm hand and common laborer. Volunteered in September and joined Company G of the 13th Regiment Vt. Vols. He like most of French descent, made good soldiers. He was good-natured, well disposed and reliable. There is no doubt but what there was good reasons for. the camp rumor that he was passionately fond of fricassee chicken and of course Henry bought quite often a chicken or two from natives in the neighborhood of our camp. It is said Captain Williams and Lieut. Albert Clarke never investigated from whence the chickens and eggs came that so often appeared on their mess table. They satisfied their epicurean appetites and said not a word. The mere fact that Henry was of French descent removed all suspicion from him, though feathers were often seen in his tent, no dressed poultry ever found beneath his cotton tent he called home. He was a jovial, well-behaved soldier boy, made no trouble but plenty of fun. Camping and marching and outdoor life was his delight and declared he would like to see one good, big fight before he went home to Montgomery. He was in the line of march for seven long days and in the hottest battle of the war and secured his share of glory at Gettysburg. He was gratified and on return never tired of relating the gallant conduct of Company G boys in capturing cannon and General Pickett's brave soldiers. From best information Comrade Shiner died some years ago.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 645


Montgomery Center

Henry Shiner died the 26th of consumption.

Source: Richford Journal and Gazette, May 28, 1905.

Mrs. Mary Shina, as the widow of Henry Shina, who died May 26, 1885, has been granted a pension in her husband's then uncompleted claim and gets some $900 arrears.

Source: St. Albans Weekly Messenger, February 26, 1886.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.