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Slack, Ransom A.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 20, credited to Norwich, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: enl 9/20/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. B, 6th VT INF, pr CPL, red 7/1/64, wdd, Charles Town, 8/21/64, m/o 10/28/64

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VITALS

Birth: 1842, Norwich, VT
Death: 08/19/1911

Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Norwich, 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)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/5/1867; widow Martha L., 9/1/1911, VT
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

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Hillside Cemetery, Norwich, VT

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Obituary

WAS THREE YEARS IN WAR
Ransom A. Slack Died Yesterday at His home in Norwich

Norwich, Aug. 21. - Ransom A. Slack died at his home on Main street yesterday at 11 o'clock after an illness of one year. His trouble was hardening of the arteries of the heart. He was born 59 years ago in this town and with the exception of the time he was in the Civil war he had always lived in this place. He married Luthera Sawyer forty-six years ago and five years ago he moved from his farm on the Turnpike road to his late home on Main street.

He is survived by the widow; three sisters, Mrs. Orson Sargent and Mrs. Ella Burton of Manchester; two brothers, Will and Frank of Andover; two sons, Sprague R., of this place and Milton G., of Northwood; two daughters, Mrs. Etta Chesley of Northwood and Mrs. Adela Bowman of Manchester, Ia.

He served in the Civil war from 1861 to 1864 in the Sixth Vermont, Company B, volunteers, and was in the battles of Gettysburg, Fredericksburg, Antietam, and Richmond. He was twice wounded, in the heel, and at the battle of the Wilderness he received a bullet in his side which he carried to his death.

Source: Barre Daily Times, August 21, 1911.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.