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Sanborn, Melvin W.


Age: 17, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/14/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. A, 2nd VT INF, m/o 6/29/64

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Birth: 03/23/1844, Grafton, NH
Death: 02/27/1923

Burial: Greenwich Cemetery, Greenwich, NY
Marker/Plot: Section F Lot 169
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 88723600


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
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


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Greenwich Cemetery, Greenwich, NY

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Melvin W. Sanborn

Bennington Banner

Wednesday, February 28, 1923


Veteran Admitted from Greenwich Dies at Soldiers' Home

Melvin W. Sanborn, a veteran of the civil war, died Tuesday afternoon at the Vermont soldiers' home in his 79th year. He was a native of Grafton, N.H., born March 23, 1844, but had resided in Vermont for a quarter of a century. May, 14, 1861, he enlisted in Bennington in Company A, Second Vermont Volunteers, and served nearly for the entire period of the war, being discharged June 29, 1864.

He entered the home from Greenwich, N.Y., only three weeks ago and since been confined to the hospital. So far as known the only near surviving relative is a son living in Pittsfield.

Following a short service at the home chapel this afternoon the body will be taken to Greenwich for interment.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.

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