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Sargent, Phineas Lafayette


Age: 32, credited to Newbury, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 8/4/62, m/i 9/26/62, Pvt, Co. D, 1st VT CAV, pow, Piping Tree, 3/2/64, prld 5/8/64, m/o 5/29/65

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Birth: 02/19/1828, Barnet, VT
Death: 06/21/1907

Burial: Groton Cemetery, Groton, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Eliza P. W., 6/28/1097, not approved
Portrait?: Unknown
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: None


2nd Great Grandfather of Jo Ann Billodeau, San Francisco, CA

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Groton Cemetery, Groton, VT

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Phineas Sargent

St. Albans Daily Messenger

June 27, 1907

War Veteran of the Civil War

Phineas Sargent, aged 79 years, died Friday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Linnie Weed in Groton. Mr. sergeant was born in Passumpsic but moved to Hill, N.H., when about seventeen years old, where he learned and followed the shoemaker's trade for some years, going from there to Lowell, mass., and afterward to sea for three years. He enlisted in Company D, 1st Vt. Cav., in August 1861, and was discharged in 1865. He was taken prisoner at Richmond and, after being imprisoned for two months, he was exchanged for Confederate prisoners.

Fifty-three years ago, Mr. Sargent married Abigail G. Jones, who died June 11, 1900. Their children were Charles, who went to California when a young man, and died there in April of the present year, a daughter, who died in infancy, Wesson H., of Ryegate, Mrs. Linnie Weed, of Groton, and David N., of Corinth. Five years ago he married Mrs. Eliza Welch, who survives him.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.