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Safford, John M.


Age: 18, credited to Cambridge, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 1/5/64, m/i 1/5/64, PVT, Co. L, 11th VT INF, pr CPL 3/25/65, tr to Co. C, 6/24/65, pr SGT 7/15/65, pr CSSGT 8/1/65, m/o 8/25/65

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Birth: 09/12/1846, Cambridge, VT
Death: 01/30/1929

Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Cambridge, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 35871994


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/24/1889, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(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: 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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Mountain View Cemetery, Cambridge, VT

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John M. Safford

News & CITIZEN: FEB. 6, 1929



John Madison Safford, 82 years of age, former resident of Cambridge for many years, died Wednesday evening, Jan. 30, at the Vermont Soldiers' Home in Bennington.

The body was brought to Burlington Friday, where funeral services were held Saturday at 11:30 o'clock, after which the body was brought to Cambridge and lay in state at the First Congregational Church, of which he was a member, from two until three o'clock. Burial was then made in the family lot in Mountain View Cemetery.

Mr. Safford was born in Cambridge Sept. 12, 1846, the son of Madison and Charlotte (Montague) Safford. He was a Civil War veteran, having enlisted with the Union forces on Dec. 25, 1863. After being honorably discharged from the army on Aug. 25, 1865, he returned to his home here, where he engaged in the lumber business and operated a saw mill for many years.

In 1893 Mr. Safford moved to Burlington and was connected for several years with the Champlain Manufacturing Co. Following this he took up insurance work, which he pursued until a few years ago.

At the death of his wife in 1925, the deceased went to live with with a son, Henry M. Safford, in Springfield, Vermont, entering the Soldiers Home at Bennington, on Dec. 1, 1928. While in Burlington Mr. Safford was active in Grand Army affairs, being a member of Stannard Post 2, Grand Army of the Republic, and served as quartermaster for a number of years.

People from away to view the remains at the church were, Henry M. Safford of Springfield, Vt., and Raymond G. Safford of Melrose, Mass., Mrs. Dora Hatch of Milton, Miss Bowen, Mrs, W.A. Safford of Burlington, Mrs. Mary Gallup, Mrs. Florilla Safford, and T.C. Richards of Jeffersonville.

Submitted by Deanna French.