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Holbrook, Frederick

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 0, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): State
Service: Wartime Governor

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VITALS

Birth: 02/15/1813, Windsor, CT
Death: 04/28/1909

Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Hackett
Findagrave Memorial #: 13080446

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
Portrait?: 13th History
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: See UVM's Digital Collections for the Civil War

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Tombstone

Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT

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Portrait

Governor Frederick Holbrook

(Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865)

Obituary

New York Times
April 29, 1909

WAR GOVERNOR DEAD

Frederick Holbrook, Executive of Vermont in the Sixties, Dies, Aged 96.

BRATTLEBORO, Vt., April 28. - Frederick Holbrook, ex-Governor of Vermont, the oldest ex-Governor in the country and one of the last of the civil war Executives, died at his home here to-night. He was 96 years of age. Mr. Holbrook was one of the closest of President Lincoln's friends among the State Governors, and his advice at a personal interview was followed by the final call for troops, which brought and end to the war.

Frederick Holbrook was born at East Windsor, Conn., Feb. 15, 1813. He was elected Governor in 1861, and under his supervision Vermont was the first State in the Union to provide hospitals for its own soldiers. He was re-elected for three successive terms and in 1864, retired to private life.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.

Biography: Jacob G. Ullery, compiler, Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont, (Transcript Publishing Company, Brattleboro, VT, 1894), Part II, p. 198.