Pomeroy, Henry C.
Age: 18, credited to Franklin, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF, 7th VT INF
Service: enl 12/18/61, m/i 2/12/62, Pvt, Co. F, 7th VT INF, dis/dsb 2/25/63; enl 12/5/63, m/i 12/23/63, Pvt, Co. K, 6th VT INF, pr CPL 9/10/64, pr SGT 10/16/64, pr QMSGT 1/1/65, m/o 6/26/65
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Birth: 07/27/1843, Athol, NY
Burial: St. Marys Cemetery, Franklin, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 40854237
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/31/1886
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)
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ECHO OF CIVIL WAR
Letter from Battlefield Reaches Southern Woman After 46 Years.
A letter which went astray on a Virginia battleship [sic] over 46 years ago has just been sent to the person for whom it was intended.
Maj Seymour H. Wood of St. Albans, Vt., who served in the 1st Vermont cavalry in the Civil war, has mailed to Mrs. Mildred Mitchell of Northfolk [sic], Va., a letter taken by Henry C. Pomeroy of St. Albans, a soldier in the 1st Vermont, from the knapsack of a confederate soldier, apparently dead, when the Vermonters made a charge on the confederate works at Fisher's Hill, Va., September 22, 1864. The writer was P. V. Harris of Co. A., 42d (or 12th the address not being perfectly legible) Virginia volunteer infantry, Terry's brigade, Gordon's division, Breckenridge's corps. As the letter is dated September 22, 1864, it is evident that it was written the very day on which the soldier was killed on the field of battle. It is addressed to Miss Millie Snead, Lynchburg, Va., now Mrs. Mitchell, and to it is affixed a confederate stamp. Mrs. Mitchell, who is a widow, is now in charge of the linen room of the Norfolk Protestant hospital.
Pomeroy lost the letter shortly after the war, but a few years ago he found it in his father's old family Bible. Five years ago he gave it to Major Wood to be placed in a collection of relics of the Civil war which the local Grand Army Post has in its hall. Recently, however Maj Wood began a correspondence which resulted in the letter being sent to the woman to whom it was written.
Springfield Daily News, Springfield, MA, February 17, 1911
Submitted by Heidi McColgan