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Eaton, John Stearns
Age: 21, credited to Woodstock, VT
Unit(s): 7th SQDRN RI CAV, 26th NY CAV/VT FCAV
Service: Dartmouth CAV, aka Co. B, 7th Squadron, RI CAV; enl 1/3/65, m/i 1/10/65, SGT, Co. F, Frontier Cavalry (aka 26th NY CAV), m/o 6/27/65
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Birth: 01/29/1841, Woodstock, VT
Burial: River Street Cemetery, Woodstock, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 44975210
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/11/1892, VT
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)
Webmaster's Note: After the Saint Albans Raid on October 19, 1864, Vermont raised two companies of cavalry to help guard the Canadian border; there were known as Frontier Cavalry, Companies F and M, but technically they were part of the 26th New York Cavalry.
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River Street Cemetery, Woodstock, VT
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John S. Eaton, 85, for over half a century actively identified with Woodstock's public life, died at his home Tuesday night of pneumonia. He was a familiar figure on the street up to two years ago when he gave up the office of town treasurer which he held for many years. He was prominent in Masonic circles and was the oldest past master of Woodstock lodge.
Source: Vermont Phoenix, April 23, 1926.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.