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Hanscom, Hiram
Age: 27, credited to St. Johnsbury, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT INF
Service: enl 6/1/61, m/i 7/16/61, Pvt, Co. C, 3rd VT INF, m/o 12/15/62

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Birth: abt 1834, Holderness, NH
Death: 02/19/1925

Burial: May be buried in ..., , NH
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer:

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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

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Buried in Ashland, NH
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Aged Radio Fan Dies In Harness

Santa Cruz Evening News Wednesday March 11, 1925

FRANKLIN, N.H., March 11 - (AP) - Hiram Hanscom, ninety-two-year-old Civil war veteran and radio fan, is dead. And he died in harness.

Hanscom was found dead, with the radio phones over his head. An organist hundreds of miles away was playing "Nearer, My God, to Thee," when the aged veteran passed into the great hereafter.

"Hi," as he was familiarly known to his friends, passed away painlessly as the strains of the hymn grew fainter and fainter, according to a physician.

Courtesy of Heidi McColgan