Slayton, Mark B.
Age: 18, credited to Stowe, VT
Unit(s): 17th VT INF
Service: enl 2/29/64, m/i 3/2/64, Pvt, Co. C, 17th VT INF, kia, Petersburg Mine, 7/30/64
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Birth: abt 1846, Fairlee, VT
Burial: Buried in an unmarked grave, , VA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Mark B. Slayton
Lamoille Newsdealer : August 1864
Killed in the murderous assault on Petersburg, July 30th, Mark B. Slayton, aged 17 years, only son of Jerome B. Slayton, of Stowe.
In this day of bereavement it doubtless mitigates the sorrow of the grief stricken, to know that their friends died bravely, and well in the discharge of supposed duty. But human ?ore and human glory afford no adequate compensation for the sundered ties of earth. However great the good anticipated by the sanguine and hopeful, as the result of the fearful conflict through the country is now passing, there are hearts that refuse to be comforted, save in the hope that reunion shall take place on the "evergreen shore", where war and tumult are unknow, Speed the day.
Stowe Oct. 31, 1864
Submitted by: Deanna French.