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Age: 18, credited to Randolph, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF, 1st VT CAV
Service: enl as Martin Trask, 8/19/62 m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. F, 12 VT INF, m/o 7/14/63 enl 12/30/63, m/i 1/6/64, Pvt, Co. M, 1st VT CAV, tr to Co. F 6/21/65, m/o 8/9/65
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Birth: 07/12/1845, Middlebury, VT
Burial: Lower Branch Cemetery, Braintree, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Carl/Janice Thresher
Findagrave Memorial #: 79361230
Alias?: Trask, Martin
Pension?: Yes, 6/15/1888, VT; minor, 3/9/1921, VT, not approved
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(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: 10th and final death at the Bennington Soldiers' Home in 1919.
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Lower Branch Cemetery, Braintree, VT
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CIVIL WAR VETERAN DIES
Bennington, Nov. 21 - Martin Sargent, who enlisted in the Civil War in Company F of the 12th Vermont volunteers under the name Martin Trask, died during the night at the Vermont soldiers' home here and the remains were taken today to Randolph for interment. He was a native of Middlebury, but had lived in Randolph for many years. His first enlistment was made in Braintree on August 12, 1862. He was mustered out in July of the following year and re-enlisted in Company M of the First Vermont cavalry. He continued in the service until the close of the war. He was 74 years old and leaves a widow and four daughters, three of whom are married.
Source: Burlington Free Press, Nov 27, 1919
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.