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Age: 18, credited to Montgomery, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 11/9/63, m/i 12/1/63, Pvt, Co. D, 11th VT INF, tr to Co. C 6/24/65, m/o 8/25/65
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Birth: 04/16/1848, Sheldon, VT
Burial: Village Cemetery, Montgomery, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 34213110
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/23/1886
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)
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
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Village Cemetery, Montgomery, VT
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Montgomery's Last Civil War Veteran Dies - Military Funeral Wednesday
MONTGOMERY, Oct. 19. - Joseph LaFountain, aged 88 years, died early Monday morning at his home here. The last Civil War veteran of Montgomery. He had been in failing health for some time and had been totally blind for several years.
He enlisted in the Civil War, November 9, 1863, and after two years of active service received his discharge August 25, 1865. He is survived by one daughter, Miss Dell LaFountain; a step-daughter, Mrs. Louise Miller; one brother, Henry LaFountain of Newport; one sister, Mrs. Joseph Longley of Jay; and a grandson, Allen Germaine of Tucson, Ariz.
Plans are being made for a military funeral service to be held at the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment will be in the Montgomery cemetery.
Source: Burlington Free Press, October 20, 1936
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.