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Age: 19, credited to Pownal, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF, 14th VT INF
Service: enl 8/27/62, m/i 10/21/62, Pvt, Co. A, 14th VT INF, pr CPL 7/3/63, m/o 7/30/63; enl 12/16/63, m/i 12/30/63, Pvt, Co. A, 9th VT INF, m/o 12/1/65
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Birth: abt 1843, Pownal, VT
Burial: Greenridge Cemetery, Saratoga, NY
Marker/Plot: Section T
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 120450335
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/24/1891, VT; widow Sarah, 1/12/1911, NY
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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Greenridge Cemetery, Saratoga Springs, NY
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Pownal War Veteran Died in Wilton, N. Y., Dec. 24th.
Merritt Blanchard died Dec. 24 at 9 o'clock at his home in Wilton, N. Y.
He was born in Pownal, Vt., and was sixty-six years old. He was a veteran of he Civil War, having enlisted in the 14th Vermont, and served for nine months, at the expiration of which time he re-enlisted and served until the conclusion of the war.
He is survived by his wife and two children, Miss Rose Blanchard and Thomas Blanchard of Wilton, and one sister, Mrs. William Reel, of Bennington, Vt. The funeral will be held at the late residence Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock. The Rev. W. B. Goodman will officiate and interment will be made in Greenridge cemetery.
Source: Bennington Banner, Dec. 30, 1910
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.