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Shontell, Joseph

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Moretown, VT
Unit(s): 3rd VT LARTY
Service: enl 9/30/63, m/i 1/1/64, PVT, 3rd VT LARTY BTRY, d/dis 3/13/64

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VITALS

Birth: 04/14/1846, Derby, VT
Death: 03/13/1864

Burial: St. Augustine Cemetery, Montpelier, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch

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

MORE INFORMATION

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: WPA Graves Registration Card indicates that this is a cenotaph.

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

Tombstone

St. Augustine Cemetery, Montpelier, VT

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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.

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