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Jangraw, Francis

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF, 3rd VT LARTY
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. I, 13th VT INF, wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, m/o 7/21/63; enl 8/17/64, m/i 8/17/64, Pvt, 3rd VT LARTY BTRY, m/o 6/15/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1844, Montpelier, VT
Death: 05/02/1929

Burial: Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT
Marker/Plot: Lot 1010
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 77628890

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/18/1867
Portrait?: 13th History
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: 13th Vt. History off-site

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT

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Photo

(Sturtevant's Pictorial History
Thirteenth Regiment
Vermont Volunteers
War of 1861-1865
)

Biography

FRANCIS JANGRAW enlisted from Montpelier and his age is given as eighteen. He was a rugged, healthy boy, and equal to any emergency. He was a good forager. One day on picket an old sow with ten nice pigs came near his post, his love for baked pig got the better of him, and he gave chase, he stuck his bayonet through a pig but the squealing brought the old sow to the rescue. With his gun over his shoulder, the pig squealing on the bayonet and the enraged sow in hot pursuit, Frank made pretty fast time for a rail fence. When he came to the fence he threw gun, pig and all over the fence. The pig wiggled off the bayonet, the old sow took a piece out of the seat of his pants and he picked up his gun, looked after the retreating pigs and simply remarked, "That was a mighty close shave." He was a brave soldier; was slightly wounded at Gettysburg; came back to Montpelier and resides there now.

Source: Sturtevant, p. 680