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Tilley, Silas H.


Age: 20, credited to St. George, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 8/20/61, m/i 9/13/61, Pvt, Co. G, 2nd VT INF, m/o 9/13/64

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Birth: 1841, Williston, VT
Death: 08/18/1909

Burial: Morse Cemetery, Williston, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 16816070


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/12/1884, 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: Restored gravestone photo courtesy of Deborah Hardy and Jim Woodman.


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Morse Cemetery, Williston, VT

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Civil War Veteran of South Burlington Had Long Been Ill.

South Burlington, Aug, 18. - Silas H. Tilley died at his home here late tonight after a long illness with a complication of diseases. He had not been in good health for several years and for the past five weeks had been confined to the bed. The funeral will be held from the house at 2:30 p. m. Saturday.

Mr. Tilley was born in Williston August 9, 1841, and spent his early years in that town. During the Civil War, he served in Company G, 2nd Vermont infantry, and had always been prominent in G. A. R. Circles. He was a member of R. S. Sherman Post, No. 86, G. A. R., of Essex Junction and an honorary member of James A. Garfield Circle, No. 4, Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, of Burlington.

Three brothers and five children survive him. The brothers are Sidney N., of Williston, Hiram H., of St. George and Herrick A., of Burlington. The children are Russell E., of Burlington, Samuel W., of Pasadena, Cal., Dr. William P., of Richmond and Miss Orinda A., and Hiram F. of this town.

Source: Burlington Free Press, August 19, 1909.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.