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Grant, Ira Jr.
MILITARY SERVICE
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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VITALS
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
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Aldora, 6/19/1913
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(State digraphs will show that this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldier's home)

Remarks: None

Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career

DESCENDANTS

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

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

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BURIAL:
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Tombstone

Tombstone

Old Overlook Cemetery, Concord, VT

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Obituary

The funeral for Ira Grant was held at the church last Friday, under the auspices of the Woodbury G. A. R. Post, assisted by Rev. McGregory and Rev. Mr. Simpson. The floral tributes were large and beautiful, and the crowded house which was filled to overflowing with sorrowing friends and relatives showed the high esteem in which he was held. His six sons were bearers. The interment was at Sunnyside Cemetery.

Mr. Grant's death was very sudden. Last week Tuesday morning he arose at 4:30, after building the morning fire went to the barn and milked, and went into the house and strained the milk, and apparently he had started to go to his wife's room, when he fell on the floor. Mrs. Grant heard the fall and immediately ran to him, only to find him unconscious. He breathed but twice, and a bright, useful, helpful and happy life went out. He had been in his usual health, and had done a good day's work before walking a mile to and from work.

Mr. Grant was born in this town 66 years ago last August, the son of Mr. and Mrs Ira Grant, who died in this town many years ago. At the age of 16 Ira enlisted March 7, 1863, where he faithfully served as a drummer boy until the end of the Civil War.

He returned home, and has since made himself very useful in the community, and no meeting or entertainment was ever complete without his presence. He always had a pleasant word and smile, and if anyone was in trouble he was always willing and ready to assist them. He was a natural musician . for many years has been chorister of the church, and was also janitor at the time of his death.

Mr. Grant was twice married. His first wife was Harriet Pratt, who died in 1873. Two children were born to them, George, who died at the age of 12, and Helen, who is the wife of John Folsom of this place. He later married Dora Steere, who survives him. Thirteen children were born to this marriage, 10 of whom are now living; James , Augustus and Harriet of this place, George, Mrs Annie Hoyt, and Mrs, Hazel Jones of Windsor, Carroll and Mary, wife of John Tinker, of St. Johnsbury, Lucilla, wife of Harry Sweet of East St, Johnsbury, and Pearl, who is attending school in Brattleboro. Mr, Grant had lived to see all his children married, with the exception of Pearl. He leaves one brother, Frank C. Grant of California, and one sister, Mrs. C. L. Stacy of Concord.

Among those who were called here to attend the funeral of Ira Grant were:

Hubert Steere of Concord, N. H.; Mrs. Eliza Grant of Lyndon; Mr. and Mrs, George Grant, Miss Annie Hoyt, Mrs Hazel Jones of Windsor; Miss Pear Grant of Brattleboro; Mr and Mrs. John Tinker, Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Grant; Mrs Stella Folsom; Mr. and Mrs Ed. Higgins of St. Johnsbury; Mr. and Mrs, C. l. Stacy, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Morton of Concord; Mr. and Mrs. Victor Heath of Gorham, N. H. ; Mr. and Mrs R. A. McKelvey of Whitefield, N. H. . The Concord G. A. R. and W. R. C. attended in a body. There were 12 G. A. R. men and 20 W. R. C. ladies present.
The Caledonian, May 14, 1913

Courtesy of Deanna French

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, 1846, 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.

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Frank Cutter Grant

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Frank Cutter Grant, with bugle

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Ira Grant

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Samuel Baldwin, 80th Ohio Infantry, cousin of Frank

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Unidentified photograph from Frank Grant album

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Unidentified photograph from Frank Grant album

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Unidentified photograph from Frank Grant album

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Unidentified photograph from Frank Grant album

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Unidentified photograph from Frank Grant album

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Unidentified photograph from Frank Grant album

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Unidentified photograph from Frank Grant album
Soldier on the right is possibly Frank &CC Ira's brother John Grant

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Unidentified photograph from Frank Grant album

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Unidentified photograph from Frank Grant album

Contributed by Ken Manies