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Harris, Joseph Hartwell


Age: 26, credited to Woodstock, VT
Unit(s): 1st NH INF, 5th NH INF
Service: enl, Lebanon, 4/27/61, m/i, Pvt, Co. K, 1st NH INF, 5/7/61, m/o 8/9/61; enl, Lebanon, 8/21/61, m/i, 1SGT, Co. C, 5th NH INF, wdd, Antietam, 9/17/62, dis/dsb 6/8/63

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Birth: 12/1835, Lebanon, NH
Death: 11/26/1900

Burial: Roxbury Cemetery, Roxbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 99897308


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/7/1863; widow Sarah L., 10/23/1901, NY
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: Died in St. Albans


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Roxbury Cemetery, Roxbury, VT

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Joseph H. Harris

St. Albans Daily Messenger, November 27, 1900

Joseph H. Harris Dead.
Was a Veteran of the Civil War and an ex-Railroad Employee.

Joseph H. Harris, aged 66 years, died at his home on Upper Welden St. last night at 7 o'clock.

Mr. Harris had been seriously ill only about a week, but had been in poor health for a number of years. He sustained a stroke of paralysis three months ago, and a second one yesterday afternoon, from which last stroke he never rallied.

Mr. Harris was born in Lebanon, N. N. He moved to Roxbury when a young man, but returned to Lebanon after a few years residence there, from which place he moved to this city about thirty years ago.

Mr. Harris was a veteran of the Civil war. He enlisted at the first call of President Lincoln for volunteers in 1861, and was one of the 75,000 men who enlisted for three months. At the end of his term of service he was honorably discharged from the First HNew Hampshire regiment and again enlisted in the Fifth New Hampshire for three years.

He was successively promoted to the rank of corporal and sergeant and was first sergeant and color bearer of his regiment when mustered out at the expiration of three years and three months for disability on account of wounds received in active service.

Sergeant Harris was twice severly wounded. He was shot once through the right lung and once in the face.

Mr. Harris was a charter member of A. R. Hurlbut Post, No. 60, G.A.R., of this city and was color sergeant at the time of his death.

Mr. Harris entered the employ of the Central Vermont railroad shortly after the close of the war and soon became a conductor. He remained with the company until compelled by reason of the disabilities, incurred in the service of his country, to resign.

Sergeant Harris, as he was always known among his comrades, was a true and loyal soldier. By reason of his experience in the army he was often detailed to attend an nurse his fellow employees when they were injured in railroad accidents.

He leavea a wife and one son, Edward Harris, of Arlington, both of whom were with him at the time of his death.

The funeral will be held at the house to-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. The body will be taken to Roxbury for burial Thursday morning.

Contributed by Bob Hackett.