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Snell, Hiland


Age: 25, credited to Ludlow, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 6/11/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. I, 2nd VT INF, wdd, Marye's Heights, 5/3/63, tr to VRC 11/1/63, m/o 6/20/64

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Birth: 06/11/1836, Ludlow, VT
Death: 10/20/1904

Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Ludlow, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 94468786


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/5/1865; widow Frances A., 11/5/1904, 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: Despite his gravestone and obituary saying Hyland, his given name on his birth and death certificates and the majority of his military records was Hiland.


2nd Great Grandfather of Lori Rogers, Tavares, FL

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Pleasant View Cemetery, Ludlow, VT

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Obituary for HYLAND SNELL (Aged 68)Obituary for HYLAND SNELL (Aged 68) 28 Oct 1904, Fri The Vermont Tribune (Ludlow, Vermont)

Just a Story...

"Just a story, a true one. My neighbor, Hyland Snell, died last week. He was a union soldier in the big war; didn't hurry to enlist, was about the last man to sign the roll, but he was a most discouraging feature in the rebel landscape. Hyl was a crack shot and often brought down gray sharpshooters from trees when they got too persistent. One day a particularly annoying rifleman was hidden in a tree in a flower garden and had been picking the boys off. His captain said: Snell, see if you can't stop that." Hyl sighted on the next puff of smoke, fired, and down came the Johnny, batfashion. "There," said Hyland, "Pick ye a bouquet." Grim joke, wasn't it?"

Source: Windhan County Reformer, Brattleboro, October 28, 1904
Courtesy of Lori Rogers, his 2nd great granddaughter.