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Slayton, Aro Phineas


Age: 44, credited to Elmore, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: comn 1LT, Co. H, 13th VT INF, 9/23/62 (10/4/62), pr CPT, 6/4/63 (6/12/63), m/o 7/21/63

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Birth: 08/16/1818, Calais, VT
Death: 12/11/1899

Burial: Village Cemetery, Hyde Park, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish

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


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: VHS Collections
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: 13th Vt. History off-site


Great Grandfather of Charlotte Slayton Kaetzel, Lexington, KY

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Village Cemetery, Hyde Park, VT

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Vermont Officers Reunion Society Collection
Courtesy Vermont Historical Society


Source: Morrisville News and Citizen: DECMEBER 13, 1899


Capt. Aro P. Slayton, who has been in poor health a long time, died Tuesday morning at 11 0'clock, from organic heart and liver trouble, contracted in the army. Captain Slayton was born in Calais Sept. 16, 1818. He was a carpenter and bridge builder; he was called authority on bridge building, and built over 75 bridges on the Vermont Central, B. C. and M., Montpelier and Wells River, N. Y. and N.E. Milton Branch and other roads---one at Lawrence, Mass., 750 feet long. In 1862 he enlisted in Co. H., 13th Vt., was elected first lieut., was in skirmish with Stewart's Cavalry at Fairfax Court House, was promoted Captain; marched 175 miles in seven days with Reynolds to Gettysburg, fought three days in the Vermont Brigade, did guard duty on the battlefield until July 9, when sent to Brattleboro, where he was honorably discharged. After the war he located at Elmore where he engaged in lumbering; was elected to the legislature in 1868. In 1846 he married Lucy B, White, with whom he had nine children, seven who are living, namely; Mrs. H. C. Barker and Mrs. C. B. Connors of Chippewa, Wis, H. A. of Montpelier, E. L. of Calais, Frank L. of Elmer, Calvin. and William T. of Hyde Park. Capt. Slayton came to this town in 1892. He was a worthy citizen, and a man of excellent character, and held in the highest regard by all. The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon, at 2 0'clock. The burial will be in the village cemetery.

Courtesy of Deanna French.

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