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Blackman, Carlos H.


Age: 22, credited to Jericho, VT
Unit(s): 132nd IL INF
Service: SGT, Co. K, 132nd IL INF

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Birth: 1842, Jericho, VT
Death: 09/13/1895

Burial: Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, IL
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer:
Findagrave Memorial #: 112349074


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
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: Died on Block Island, RI


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Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, IL

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Succumbs After a Desperate Fight for Life.
Victim of a Wound Accidentally Inflicted a Month Ago.
Prominent Board of Trade and Commission Man.
C. H. Blackman Dead.

Carlos H. Blackman, a director of the Board of Trade, died at Block Island, R. I., yesterday afternoon.

Mr. Blackman was accidentally shot Aug. 12 by Charles Bascom of St. Louis. The later was shooting at a target and Mr. Blackman was apparently well out of range, but the ball struck a rock and, caroming, entered his body. It was thought by the attending physician that death would occur almost immediately, but the victim of the accident rallied and made a phenomenal fight for life. Mr. Blackman's remarkable physique and indomitable courage sustained him until a few days ago. It was impossible to extricate the bullet from his groin, and the wound caused a gradual failing of the vital forces. Mrs. Blackman is prostrated with grief, and the family of Mr. Bascom in Bethlehem, N. H., who was the cause of the accident, are feeling, if possible, worse than the family of the dead man.


Carlos H. Blackman, one of the oldest and most respected members of the Board of Trade, was born in Jericho, Vt., fifty-two years ago. His father was a merchant. When the boy was 14 years old his parents removed to Marengo, Ill., but when he became of age he came to Chicago, in 1864. He entered the grain and produce, and afterward the grain commission business, which he followed continuously until his death. He was first associated with with his brother-in-law, Charles H. Linsley, and then with his brothers, Chester S., and Willis.

Mr. Blackman's wife was a Miss Littlefield of Rockford, Ill. For two summers they have been living at the Ocean View hotel at Block Island, and Mr. Blackman engaged rooms for next summer on the day he was shot. The whole harbor village is now in mourning. In addition to being a director of the Board of Trade, he was a member of the Union League, athletic and Kenwood clubs and other organizations.

Source: Chicago Chronicle, September 14, 1895.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.