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Spaulding, Melville C.


Age: 19, credited to Pittsfield, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 9/3/61, m/i 9/21/61, MSCN, 4th VT INF Band, m/o 8/9/62 [College: UVM 65]

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Birth: 05/04/1842, Chelsea, VT
Death: 05/14/1921

Burial: Green Grove Cemetery, Ashland, NH
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 97138945


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/4/1903, NH
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: UVM 65
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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Green Grove Cemetery, Ashland, NH

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Musicians of the Fourth Vermont Infantry Regimental Band

Spaulding, Melville Cox - Musician. (b. Chelsea (Orange County) Vermont, 4 May, 1842, son of Reverend Russell Holly & Lucinda (Leavitt) Spaulding). His father was a Methodist Minister. His mother was the daughter of Rev. Nehemiah Leavitt. Melville was raised in a high prided Christian family, and taught early how to read and write. He enlisted for service at the age of 19 years from Pittsfield, Vermont, 3 Sept., 1861. His father was preaching in Pittsfield at the time. He was mustered in with the band in Brattleboro at Camp Holbrook, 21 Sept., 1861. He was mustered out with the members of the Regimental Band, 9 Aug., 1862. He m. in Royalton, Vt. 10 June, 1862, Mary Charlotte Lamb (b. Stockbridge, Vt. 28 Feb., 1846, dau. of Isaac Sabine & Lydia Taylor (Avery) Lamb). Melville attended medical school at the University of Vermont where he graduated in 1865. In 1880, Melvin and Mary were living in Wilmot (Merrimack County) New Hampshire with their children. He had a general practice in medicine in town. Children at home were Josie Lydia (b. 18 July, 1865; age 13), Grace Lucinda (b. 24 Aug., 1868, age 11), Roy Herbert (b. 20 Aug., 1873, age 6), and Harry Russell (b. 29 May, 1875) age 5). When the 1900 census was taken Dr. Spaulding had moved to Ashland. His son Harry was married and had moved to the town previously. They lived right next door to each other. Dr. Spaulding and Mary took in their niece and nephew, Ralph (age 17) and Olive Lamb (age 20) who were both attending school. In 1910, the Doctor and Mary (both age 67), were living on North Main Street in Ashland (Grafton Co) NH, not far from their son Harry who was married and had two children. In 1920, Dr. Spaulding was a widower and 78 years old. He was living with his son Harry and family in Ashland, New Hampshire. Harry, at the time, was superintendent of the woolen mill in Ashland.
Biographical Information
(researched by Linda M. Welch, March, 2008)