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Sanford, James M.
Age: 31, credited to Williamstown, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF, 12th VT INF, 1st USSS
Service: enl 8/22/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. D, 12th VT INF, m/o 7/14/63; enl 8/30/64 cred. Topsham, m/i 9/10/64, Pvt, Co. F, 1st USSS, tr to 2nd USSS, Co. E, 12/23/64, tr to 4th VT INF, Co. G, 2/25/65, m/o 6/19/65
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Birth: 07/29/1829, Washington, VT
Burial: Highland Cemetery, Chelsea, VT
Gravestone photographer: Bonnie Knott
Findagrave Memorial #: 75783983
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/21/1891, 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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Highland Cemetery, Chelsea, VT
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Civil War Veteran Dead.
James M. Sanford died at his home on Court street Monday morning at 9 o'clock, aged 80 years, 6 mos., 2 days. Mr. Sanford fell on the steps of his home one week ago last Sunday, fracturing one of his ribs and otherwise injuring him, from which he did not recover. He was more comfortable Sunday and his passing away came as a sudden shock to his wife, although he had told her this was to be his last sickness.
Mr. Sanford enlisted in Co. D, 12th Regt., Vt. Vols., and served his term of nine months, when he was discharged. He then reenlisted and served until the close of the war in a company of sharpshooters. This was not all of his army service, as when a young man before he was married, he served a three years' enlistment in the marine corps. Besides his wife he left six children.
The funeral was held yesterday (Wednesday) at 2 p.m., from his late home, Rev. Fred Daniels officiating. The bearers were four comrades of Co. D, 12th Regt. The remains were placed in the receiving vault at Highland cemetery.
Source: Bethel Courier, February 4, 1909
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.