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 Luther L. Harrington

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Luther L. Harrington

Birth
Death 27 May 1892 (aged 48)
Burial Salisbury, Addison County, Vermont, USA
Plot Row 11 - Column 3
Memorial ID 103396613 View Source
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Civil War Veteran

Source From on line http://myplace.frontier.com/~chucknan3/j.htm#fam261

Athority: Rutland Vt Oral Old Bible of Joseph Harrington, Middlebury, VT Register, June 4, 1915.

Luther, b. Jan. 6, 1844, d. May 27, 1892;
VT Vital record show 1st marriage to Agnes Tilly March 10,1866. Miss spelling of name on record her last name is Filley not Tilly.
(p. m. Edith , 1st; m. 2nd, Mrs. E.T. Burrage.-from on line source cannot prove/locate Vt records)

He was a short, stout and well rounded boy of 18 years, serving in the Civil War under Capt. C. A. Stephen, Co., F., of Bordon's Reg. of sharp shooters. In Capt. Stephen's History of the Sharp Shooters he relates an incident of Luther Harrington: "At Wopping Heights, they were in dire straits, with empty guns awaiting the approach of supports and the charging brigade. Luther was picking black-berries, when suddenly there appeared close by two rebel sharp shooters. Luther saw them first when one was in the act of firing his rifle. Aiming his empty gun marched the other, and ordered that hey both drop their guns. He marched them to the rear and as he was delivering the two prisoners to the officers in charge, one remarked "You would not have brought us here if our guns had been loaded." Luther replied, "nor if mine had been loaded." as he opened the breech of his gun and exhibited the empty chamber.

Vermont 1870 census shows Luther and Agnes with daughter Rose


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