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Laplant, James Augustus

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 19, credited to Enosburgh, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 6/12/62, m/i 7/9/62, Pvt, Co. A, 9th VT INF, m/o 1/14/65

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VITALS

Birth: 09/04/1843, Enosburgh, VT
Death: 05/12/1920

Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery, Morrisville, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 114782163

MORE INFORMATION

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

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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Pleasant View Cemetery, Morrisville, VT

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James LaPlant

Death of James LaPlant

James LaPlant, who has been in poor health for a number of years, died at the home of his niece, Mrs. T. W. Gary, May 12, having been confined to bed for about two weeks.

The funeral was held at the Methodist Church Friday at 2 P.M., Rev. W. T. Best officiating. The bearers were a brother Edwin LaPlant, S. L. Ring, T. W. Gary, and Leonard Gary, and interment was made in Pleasant View Cemetery.

James LaPlant was born in Enosburgh Sept. 4, 1843, and was one of five children born to Heman and Lucina LaPlant, of whom only one survives, a brother, Edwin LaPlant.

He served in the war of 1862 in Co. A. 9th Vermont Regiment, and was discharged Jan. 14, 1864. On Nov. 11, 1869 he was united in marriage to Sarah Bell of Enosburgh, all of the early part of his live being spent in that town. Upon the death of his wife, about 25 years ago, he came here to live with his sister, Mrs. Rebecca Burdick, since her death he has made his home with his niece, Mrs. T. W. Gary.

During his residence in Morrisville he became a familiar figure on the streets and was known to everyone as "Uncle Jim". He was respected by all and his death is regretted by a large circle of friends.

Source: Morrisville Messenger, 12 May 1920

Submitted by Deanna French.

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