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Tilley, Hiram H.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to St. George, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 8/20/61, m/i 9/13/61, PVT, Co. G, 2nd VT INF, wdd, 5/4/63, tr to VRC 7/1/63 (G.O. 202), m/o 9/13/64

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VITALS

Birth: 10/20/1844, Williston, VT
Death: 02/10/1915

Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 16672444

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/30/1874; widow Anna M., 2/18/1915, 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: Pension indicates service in Co. B, 16th NY INF

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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Obituary

Hiram H. Tilley

Hiram H. Tilley, who died February 10 at his home in Burlington, had been in poor health all winter, and death was due to paralysis of the heart.

Mr. Tilley, who was a veteran of the Civil War, was born in Williston, October 20, 1844. he was educated in the schools of Williston and St. George, the family moving tot he latter place when he was young. He was the last of five brothers, four of whom were in the Civil War, three being in the same company, Company G, 2nd Vt. Mr. Tilley enlisted first in Company B, 16th N. Y., and was discharged, because of illness. He re-enlisted in Company G, 2nd Vt. August 20, 1861, lacking two months of being 17 years old. He was wounded May 4, 1862, at the battle of Mary’s Heights, and was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps July 1 of that year, of which he was made company clerk. He was discharged September 13, 1864.

After the close of the war, Mr. Tilley followed his trade as a wheelwright at Tamaqua and Williamsport, Pa., later moving to St. George, where he followed his trade and also conducted farm. In 1909 he went to Burlington to live.

December 26, 1865, he married Anna M. Ellinger, of Williamsport, Pa., who survives him with two children, a son, Martin E. Tilley, of Portsmouth, N. H., and Margaret, who lives at home.

He was a member of Stannard Post, No. 2, G. A. R., of Burlington, District lodge, No. 33, F. & A. M., of Hinesburg, and of which he was secretary for 21 consecutive years, retiring in 1908. He was a charter member of LaPlotte Chapter, O. E. S., of Hinesburg.

Source: St. Albans Weekly Messenger, February 18, 1915.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.