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Cram, Horatio N.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Northfield, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 6/12/62, m/i 7/9/62, Pvt, Co. I, 9th VT INF, m/o 6/13/65

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VITALS

Birth: 02/21/1844, Northfield, VT
Death: 04/10/1898

Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Morrisville, VT
Marker/Plot: 8
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 114783521

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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: None

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 blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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Pleasant View Cemetery, Morrisville, VT

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Horatio Cram

DEATH OF HORATIO N. CRAM

In the closing hours of a quiet Easter Sunday the life of Horatio Cram, for over thirty years a well known and highly esteemed resident of Morrisville, went out. Death was caused primarily by old army malarial troubles, coupled with an attack of pneumonia. The latter disease could have been successfully coped with, had there been a better physical condition otherwise. Mr. Cram was a good citizen, a kind neighbor, an affectionate and indulgent husband and father; an active charter member do J. M. Warner Post No. 4, of which he held numerous offices, and was its present Senior-Vice Commander, and a member of the M. E. Church, in which he was a Steward.

He was born in Northfield, Vermont, Feb. 21, 1844, the son of Jonathan and Nancy Rand Cram, and married his wife, who survives him, in Northfield, her maiden name being Miss. Blakeley. Mr. Cram entered the Union Army June 1, 1862, enlisting as a private in Co. I, 9th Regt. Vt. Vol, and saw three years of service, being promoted to corporal in March of 1864, and serving as such until his discharge, June 13, 1865, at the close of the war. He participated in engagements at Harper's Ferry, Suffolk, Black Water, Newport Barracks, N.C., Jacksonville, and Fort Harrison, Fair Oaks and Richmond, being one of the very first Regiments of troops to enter the latter city at the time of its fall. At Harpers Ferry he was taken prisoner and remained such for some time.

The deceased is survived by his two sons, Frank and Edward, the former a resident of Morrisville, and the latter now living in Burlington; by two sisters, one in Northfield, the other in Barre, and one brother, in Providence, R. I. The funeral services were held this Wednesday afternoon at 2,0 clock, Rev. J. H. Wallace officiating. The burial was with Grand Army Honors, the Post and Corps attending in a body. The interment was in Pleasant View Cemetery.

"Rache", as he was so familiarly known to both old and young had for a long time been in charge of the Academy building, where he had the friendship of teachers and students. School was dismissed this afternoon to allow all an opportunity to attend the funeral. The students have manifested their esteem by furnishing an appropriate floral tribute.

Source: News and Citizen, 13 April 1898

Submitted by Deanna French.

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