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Age: 21, credited to Berkshire, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF, 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/11/62, cred Berkshire, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. G, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; drafted - enl 10/7/64, cred Montgomery, VT, m/i 10/7/64, Pvt, Co. G, 5th VT INF, m/o 6/19/65
See Legend for expansion of abbreviationsVITALS
Birth: 1840, Montgomery, VT
Burial: Village Cemetery, Montgomery, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
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: 13th Vt. History off-site
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Village Cemetery, Montgomery, VT
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SILAS LAROCK, son of John Larock and Julia Lumbra, was born in Montgomery, Vt., 1840. When the call came for nine months' men he caught the war fever and enlisted in Berkshire and joined Company G, 13th Vermont. He loved his country and served her well. As a soldier he was faithful, steady, obedient to superiors and respected by his comrades. After his term of service expired he was drafted October 7th, 1863, and was assigned to Company G, 5th Regiment, Vermont Volunteers. After the war he married Elizabeth Lumbra, in 1867. The fruits of this marriage were seven children, Frank, Willie, Mary, Jessie, Sadie, Jennie, Bennie. These children are married and reside in and near Montgomery. Silas was a good father and loving husband and a respectful citizen. After a lingering illness he passed away in 1887. After a widowhood of four years his wife married again and is now residing in Montgomery, Vt.
Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 620
Mr. Silas Larock died on the 8th last, after a lingering and painful illness of several years' duration, and his funeral was attended at his residence on Saturday last, Rev. G. H. Wright officiating. Mr. Larock was a member of Co. G, 13th Regt., Vt. Vols., and leaves a hard-working, industrious widow, with quite a family of children, in indigent circumstances, and hers would be a meritorious case to come under the pension bill prepared by T. J. Deavitt, Esq., and to be introduced the previous session of congress by Senator Edmonds.
Source: St. Albans Weekly Messenger, December 15, 1887.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.