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Shontell, Frederick
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 22, credited to Middlesex, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 1/10/62, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. E, 8th VT INF, d/dis 5/16/62

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VITALS
Birth: 1840, Sherbrooke, PQ, Canada
Death: 05/16/1862

Burial: Chalmette National Cemetery, Chalmette, LA
Marker/Plot: 71-5745
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Dan Taylor
Findagrave Memorial #: 25590310
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(State digraphs will show that this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldier's home)

Remarks: None
DESCENDANTS

3rd Great Granduncle of Shanon Chaput, Grantham,NH

3rd Great Granduncle of Tina Laforest, Orange, VT

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BURIAL:
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Tombstone

Chalmette National Cemetery, LA

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Esther Shontell

Mrs. Esther Shontell, of this town, sent seven sons to the army in this war. William, who measured 6 feet, 8 inches in height; Benjamin, 6 feet, 4 inches; Frederick, 6 feet, 3 inches; Leander 5 feet 9 inches; Louis 6 feet 1 inch; Joseph, 6 feet, 7 inches; Augustus, 6 feet. Two of the brothers were killed; and the mother draws a pension for one of them. Another left a widow, and two are pensioned on account of wounds.

"O, the strong Middlesex boys
Were mad for this war!
And the name of each hero
To the ages afar
Shall leave a track like a comet---
Each shine as a star.

Hemenway's Historical Gazetteer, 1882, iv:247

Submitted By: Deanna French.