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Blanchard, Hiram K.
Age: 18, credited to Sharon, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF, 9th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 5/28/62, m/i 7/9/62, Pvt, Co. D, 9th VT INF, dis/dsb 11/21/62; drafted - enl 7/22/63, m/i 7/22/63, PVT, Co. F, 3rd VT INF, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, tr to Co. B, 7/25/64, wdd, Winchester, 9/19/64, tr to VRC 1/12/65, m/o 8/16/65
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Birth: 05/21/1862, Royalton, VT
Burial: Beaver Meadow Cemetery, Norwich, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +
Findagrave Memorial #: 15917139
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Eliza A, 6/6/1887
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, Guber Collection off-site
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)
Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the unit's Organization and Service for details.
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Beaver Meadow Cemetery, Norwich, VT
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Hiram K. BLANCHARD was born 21 June 1842, the son of Joseph and Harriet Blanchard. He enlisted 28 May 1862 in the 9th Vermont Volunteers at Woodstock, Vt. He mustered in 9 July 1862, assigned to Company D. Occupation, farmer. Home town, Sharon, Vt. Discharged from the 9th Vermont at Chicago, Illinois, 21 November 1862 for disability.
Reenlisted 22 July 1863 in the 3rd Vermont Infantry, mustered in 22 July 1863. Wounded 5 May 1864, Battle of the Wilderness. Wounded, second time, 19 September 1864 at Winchester. VA. Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, 12 January 1865. Transferred to 3rd Vermont Infantry, Company B, 25 July 1865. Mustered out, 16 August 1865.
Married Eliza A. White 15 November 1866 at South Stafford, Vt. There were five children from this union.
Died at Sharon, Vt. 29 May 1876 of consumption and kidney disease. Buried in Beaver Meadow Cemetery, Norwich, Vt.
Sources: Revised Roster and National Archives, Certificate of Disability for Discharge, and Declaration for Original Pension of a Widow-Child or Children under Sixteen Years of Age Surviving.
Contributed by Ken. St. Germain