Cass, Laton Martin
Age: 30, credited to Springfield, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 12/2/63, m/i 1/2/64, Pvt, Co. D, 9th VT INF, pr CPL 1/20/65, m/o 12/1/65
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Birth: 04/01/1834, Barton, VT
Burial: Togus National Cemetery, Togus, ME
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 106589896
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/28/1890, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: ME
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.
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Togus National Cemetery, ME
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Relatives have received the announcement last week of the death on April d3 of Laton Martin Cass, a former resident here, at Soldiers' Home, Togus, Me., where he had resided the past ten years. He was born, April 1, 1821, in a log house on the farm now occupied by Verne Miles in this town, the youngest child and last survivor of the twelve children of the late Nathan and Roxalana Martin Cass. He married and lived in Springfield, this state, until the death of his wife in 1877. They were the parents of four children, two sons and two daughters, who died young with the exception of a son, William C., who resides in South Portland, Me. December 2, 1863, he enlisted in Co. D, 9th Vt. Vols., at Springfield and was honorably discharged Dec. 1, 1865. He is survived by two nieces in this village; Mrs. S.M. Bickford and Mrs. M.H. Brunning, also Mrs. Horace Gilman of Woodsville, N.H., and Mrs. P.A. Robbins of Portland, Oregon; two nephews, Gilbert Cass, Peterboro, N.H., and Ernest C. Cass of Newport and several grandnieces and nephews. When health permitted he visited these relatives every summer. Although few people here remember him except for his occasional visits, we are impressed with the truth that another of the defenders of these pleasant homes whose life takes almost a century into the past, has passed forever from our lives and is but a pleasant memory.
Source: Orleans County Monitor, April 21, 1915
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.