George W. Shattuck, 30, was a Civil War Veteran. He served in Co. H, 11th Regt Vt. Vols and he was an esteemed member of the Ascutney Engine Company No. 2.
Mr. Shattuck and a friend, Carlton Johnson were fishing from their light skiff a short distance from the shore of the Connecticut River, near the mouth of the Hubbard brook. The skiff capsized and neither man knew how to swim. Johnson was able to reach shore but Shattuck was caught in the current and drowned. Mr. Shattuck was an industrious citizen, a member of the Congregational church, and was 30 years of age. He left a wife and one child.
(From the Vermont Journal, May 29, 1875)
"Drowned at Windsor, Vt.
May 21, 1875. AE 30 yrs. 6 mos.
A member of Co. H 11th Regt. Vt. Vols.
Sweet Rest in Heaven"