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Eastman, Seth N.


Age: 18, credited to Topsham, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: enl 9/26/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. B, 6th VT INF, wdd, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, pr CPL 12/29/63, m/o 10/28/64, pow, Savage's Station, 6/29/62, prld 9/13/62

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Birth: 08/06/1843, Topsham, VT
Death: 04/13/1914

Burial: Groton Cemetery, Groton, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 109600955


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


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Groton Cemetery, Groton, VT

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(The Vermont Watchman)


Dr. Seth N. Eastman and his wife Evalona Darling Eastman, on Monday evening, June 24, celebrated at Groton the silver anniversary of their marriage.

Dr. Eastman is a successful physician of many years practice. He was a gallant soldier in the Union army, and saw arduous service in the McClellan peninsular campaign, receiving a severe wound at the battle of Savage Station. He tasted the bitterness of prison life for three months in Libby and at Belle Isle. Paroled and finally exchanged, he saw service again of the sternest kind, in another advance on Richmond, under Grant, fighting with this regiment in the battles of the Wilderness, and at Spottsylvania. "Gentle peace returning" he took to the study of medicine and for many years has ministered faithfully to the sick and afflicted in Groton and the country round about. He has also often served his fellow citizens in public life, and represented them n the Legislature of 1890.

Twenty-six years ago he wedded Evalona, the daughter of Hon. and Mrs. J. R. Darling of Groton. Two sons were born to them, one of whom, Cyrus D., the press of Vermont remembers pleasantly as a promising candidate for the honors of the quill, but whose life, assailed by consumption, ended prematurely somewhat more than a year ago. Bernard S. entered upon commercial life at home in the store of Judge Darling. Of the helpmeet in these twenty-six years I may be truly said that in the realm of domestic affairs-at the fountain head of usefulness and influence-her career has been the fitting complement of that of her husband in his achievement, public and professional.

A happy domestic life this couple has lived. Their friends assembled on Monday to celebrate the twenty-six of its duration, and express the hope that the silver anniversary may stretch on into the future, blissfully and prosperous, till, following the trend of other things in this busy wold, the worth couple become shining exemplars of the gold standard, in matrimony as well as finance. Relatives and friends, comrade in the war, assembled in goodly numbers to present their congratulations, and they emphasized their good will with many material expressions of its depth and sincerity. The apartments of the Eastman home were becomingly decorated in honor of the occasion and much good cheer added to the other pleasures of the anniversary day.

The Vermont Watchman, 26 June 1901

Contributed by Gail Lynde.


Dr. Seth Eastman died at his home in the village Monday afternoon after a few days of illness from heart trouble, although he had been failing perceptibly in health during the winter months. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the Methodist Church.

Mr. Eastman was born in Topsham and passed his seventieth birthday in August of last year. He was the son of Bernard and Hannah ( Weed) Eastman. He served in the Civil War, and soon after its close he came to Groton and commenced the practice of medicine. He has since resided here, but gave p active work a number of years ago.

He married Evalona Darling, the only daughter of Judge and Mrs. J. R. Darling, who died eleven years ago last June. He s survived by one son, B. S. Eastman of Groton, dealer in general merchandise, and two grandsons, Cyrus and Seth, An older son Cyrus, a promising young man of twenty-three died about thirteen years ago, one sister, Mrs Horace White of Topsham also survives the deceased.

Mr. Eastman held several important town offices, and represented the town in the legislature about twenty-five years ago. He also served on the board of examiners for pension claimants for many years, holding that office at the time of his death.
Barre Daily Times, April 15, 1914

Courtesy of Deanna French

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