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Huntington, Henry Delos


Age: 21, credited to New Haven, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 8/23/61, m/i 9/16/61, PVT, Co. B, 5th VT INF, wdd, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, pr SGT 12/20/63, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, wdd, Cold Harbor, 6/3/64, comn 1LT, Co. C, 3/11/65 (4/5/65), m/o 6/29/65, Munson's Hill, VA

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Birth: 06/14/1841, New Haven, VT
Death: 02/05/1931

Burial: Fort Howard Cemetery, Green Bay, WI
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Janet Eiler
Findagrave Memorial #: 6624024


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/14/1877
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: None


2nd Great Grandfather of Janet Eiler, Oshkosh, WI

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Henry D. Huntington

Henry Delos Huntington, a resident of New Haven, Vermont, enlisted, at age 21, on August 23, 1861. He mustered in as a private in Company B, 5th Vermont Infantry, on September 16, 1861. He was wounded at Savage's Station, June 29, 1862. He re-enlisted on December 15, 1863, and was promoted to Sergeant on December 20, 1863. Henry was wounded again at the Wilderness, on May 5, 1864 and a third time at Cold Harbor, on June 3, 1864. He was commissioned 1st Lieutenant, and transferred to Company C, on March 11, 1865, and mustered out at Munson's Hill, Virginia, on June 29, 1865.

His pension application includes the following personal description: Henry was 5' 8.5" tall, weighed 160 Lbs, had a light complexion, blue eyes and light hair. His injuries were described as a gunshot flesh wound to left side in battle June 3, 1864 in Cold Harbor, VA Loss part of 2nd finger of left hand on June 29, 1862 at the Battle of Savage Station, VA. Finger was amputated at the first joint on July 9, 1862.

Post-war photograph of Henry Delos Huntington, contributed by Janet Eiler

Veteran of Civil War to Be Buried On Saturday Morning

Henry D. Huntington, 90, a veteran of the Civil War, died this morning [February 5, 1931] at 4 o'clock at the home of his son, Chester, 1302 Caroline St. Death was due to infirmities of age.

Mr. Huntington was born in New Haven, Vermont, June 14, 1841. He enlisted in the army at the outbreak of the Civil War and was mustered into service at Saint Albans, VT, Sept 16, 1861, as a private in Company B, 5th regiment, Vermont Volunteer Infantry. On May 23, 1865, he was promoted to sergeant and later lieutenant in the same company. He was wounded at Cold Harbor and spent some time in the army hospital. On May 3, 1865 he was discharged and 20 days later re-entered the army as an officer. His final discharge came June 29, 1865, at Fort Lyons.

Mr. Huntington was a member of T.O. Howe post, G.A.R., and his death reduces that membership to nine.

He is survived by six sons and two daughters, Bert, Chester, and Dexter of Green Bay, Howard of Kimberly, James of Long Lake, Harvey of Fond du Lac, Mrs Clarence Richards of Green Bay and Mrs. Gustave Growles of Eagle Rock, Cal. There are also 13 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The body will be taken to the home of his son at 1302 Caroline St, and funeral services will be held there Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Charles T. Damp officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard cemetery.

Henry Delos Huntington's tombstone, contributed by Janet Eiler

Source: service information from the Revised Roster, obituary [from an unidentified newspaper], pension information and photographs contributed by Janet Eiler, Henry's 2nd-great-granddaughter.