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Miner, Franklin E.
Age: 18, credited to Halifax, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 12/30/63, m/i 1/2/64, Pvt, Co. I, 4th VT INF, tr to Co. F, 2/25/65, m/o 7/13/65 (if he originally enlisted for 3rd Co., Vermont Sharpshooters, cred. Brattleboro, and didn't serve, could be born 1843, Madison, OH, occupation: clerk, 5' 7 1/2", light complexion, grey eyes, dark hair
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Birth: 1843, Halifax, VT
Burial: West Halifax Cemetery, Halifax, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 84145644
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/9/1875; widow Lydia M., 7/6/1914, CT; minor, 7/28/1890, VT
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)
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West Halifax Cemetery, Halifax, VT
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FATAL SHOOTING ACCIDENT
The saddest accident that has happened in this town for a good many years occurred the first day of this month. As L. H. Ballou, Frank Miner and four others were going rabbit hunting, Ballou, with two others, being some ways ahead of the rest of the company, stepped into his father's sugar house and waited for the rest of the company to come up. As they came up Ballou and the others came out to join them. As he came out Ballou slipped, and by hitting his gun against the building in some manner the gun went off, the whole charge entering the right leg of Frank Miner, who happened to be passing in front of him. The wounded man was attended by Dr. J. L. Harrington, who dressed his leg, hoping to save it; but mortification set in, and on the 7th the leg was amputated by Drs. J. L. Harrington of this town and Frank Johnson of Jacksonville, and Miner died in an hour or two after the operation from the shock to his system. The funeral will be held the 10th, at 12 o'clock, at the church in West Halifax. Mr. Miner leaves a wife and five small children.
Source: Vermont Phoenix, April 8, 1881.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.