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Grant, Ira Jr.


Age: 18, credited to Concord, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 11/7/63, m/i 11/7/63, Pvt, Co. A, 11th VT INF, m/o 8/25/65

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Birth: 08/26/1846, Concord, VT
Death: 05/06/1913

Burial: Old Overlook Cemetery, Concord, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 118551086


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Aldora, 6/19/1913
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: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


Great Grandfather of Neil H. Sweet Jr., Dalton, NH

Great Grandfather of Lorita Boutwell-Carrell, Sweet Home, Oregon

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Old Overlook Cemetery, Concord, VT

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Ira Grant

Courtesy of Ken Manies

Grant Photo Album

Frank Cutter Grant, born August 16, 1836, in Concord, Vermont, enlisted August 8, 1862, and was mustered in as a private in Co. A, 11th Vermont Infantry on September 1, 1862. He was described as 27 years old, 5' 5" tall, light complextion, hazel eyes and black hair. Frank was taken prisoner at the battle of Weldon Railroad on June 23, 1864, was incarcerated first at Richmond, then Lynchburg and Danville, Virginia, and later transferred to Andersonville, and finally at Millen, Georgia. Released from prison in November, 1864, he returned to Vermont for his convalescence, rejoined his regiment at Burkesville, Va., April 21, 1865.

His brother John, born November 6, 1830, in Concord, enlisted July 29, 1862 and mustered in as a Musician, in Co. A of the same regiment, on September 1, 1862. On September 1, 1864, he was promoted to artificer, and mustered out with the regiment on Jun 24, 1865.

Ira Grant Jr., born August 26, 1864, in Concord, enlisted on November 7, 1863 and mustered in as a private in Co. A of the same regiment, on November 7, 1863. He mustered out August 25, 1865.

A cousin of the family, Samuel Baldwin, served in the 80th Ohio Infantry during the Civil War.

Frank's photograph album, presented here courtesy of Ken Manies, contained more than a dozen war-era photographs, all, unfortunately, unidentified except for four family shots.

They are presented here in the hopes that someone will be able to help identify them.

Photograph of Frank Cutter Grant

Another photograph of Frank Cutter Grant, with bugle

Photograph of Ira Grant

Unidentified photograph from album

Unidentified photograph from album

Unidentified photograph from album

Unidentified photograph from album

Unidentified photograph from album

Unidentified photograph from album

Unidentified photograph from album

Unidentified photograph from album

Unidentified photograph from album

Unidentified photograph from album


Death of Ira Grant

Ira Grant, who died suddenly May 6, was born in this town August 26, 1846, youngest son of Ira and Esther Wallace Grant. At the age of 16 he enlisted in the Civil War and served as war drummer. He was known as one of the best drummers in the state. Mr. Grant was also a well known singer and served in the choir for about 48 years.

He was twice married. His first wife, Miss Harriet Pratt, died about four years after their marriage. His second wife, Miss Dora Steere, survives him, also a daughter, Mrs. Helen Folsom, by his first marriage and four sons and six daughters by the last marriage, a brother, Frank C. Grant of Los Angeles, Cal., and a sister, Mrs. Curtis Stacy of Concord. Funeral services were held Thursday at the M. E. Church where he sang for so many years, also acted as janitor. The services were conducted by Rev. Albert Gregory and the Rev. Mr. Simpson, assisted by the Grand Army post of which he was a worthy member. The relief corps attended in a body. There were many flowers.

Those from out of town to attend the funeral included his children, Mr. And Mrs. George Grant, Mrs. Hazel Jones, Mrs. Annie Hoyt of Windsor and daughter, Pearle, of Brattleboro. Burial was in Overlook cemetery.

Source: St. Johnsbury Republican, May 14, 1913.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.