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Sargent, Willard E.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 31, credited to Randolph, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 8/15/64, m/i 8/15/64, Pvt, Co. A, 1st VT CAV, m/o 6/21/65

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VITALS

Birth: 04/10/1833, Unknown
Death: 04/13/1904

Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Granville, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

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

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BURIAL:

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Elmwood Cemetery, Granville, VT

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Obituary

DEATH OF A VETERAN:

Willard E. Sergeant died April 13 at the home of his son George, who he had been faithfully cared for the past three months. He was a member of Company A. First Vermont Cavalry, having enlisted for three years, or during the war. He was mustered out of the service in June, 1865.

Mr. Sargent was born in Royalton, Vt. April1, 1833. He is survived by a wife and four children, seven grand children and five great grand children, two brothers and one sister.

The funeral was held at the home Saturday 2 p. m., Pastor Rev. Mr. Douglass of the M. E. Church officiating. Interment in Elmwood cemetery. Those who attended from out of town were his son, J. W. Sargent, and a son-in-law, Charles Bishop, of Haverhill, Mass.

He has left his home in the valley,
He has gone to return no more,
And has joined the Vet’ran rally,
Away from the Evergreen shore.
He has met his fallen comrades,
Who fought with him side by side,
To save the flag of our country.
On the battlefield they died.

He rests from those weary marches,
Endured on the Southern soil,
And has joined the faithful army,
Where battle is fought no more.
We laid him away to slumber,
Among the true and the brave.
When the day shall come to decorate
We’ll not forget his grave.

Source: West Randolph Herald and News, April 21, 1904
Courtesy of Deanna French

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