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Blanchard, Asa W.
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 17, credited to Proctorsville, VT
Unit(s): 19th IN INF
Service: enl and m/i, Pvt, Co. B, 19th IN INF, cred. Wayne County, Indiana; pr SGTMAJ, kia, Gettysburg, 7/1/63

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VITALS
Birth: 1844, Rochester, NY
Death: 07/01/1863

Burial: Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC
Marker/Plot: Range 80, Site 71
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux

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

Cenotaph: Hillcrest Cemetery, Cavendish, VT
Marker/Plot:
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 93828825
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None
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BURIAL:
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Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC

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CENOTAPH:

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Cenotaph in Hillcrest Cemetery, Cavendish, VT

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Asa W. and Lucien J. Blanchard

Asa W. Blanchard, b. Rochester, NY, 1844, son of James Madison & Harriet Maria (Skinner) Blanchard. His brother Lucien J. Blanchard, was born in 1842. Harriet Skinner was the daughter of our Rev. Warren Skinner, the famous Universalist preacher in Windsor County, Vt. In 1850, the family was living in Springfield, Mass. In 1860, Asa and his parents were living in Richmond (Wayne Co) Indiana; James was a railroad engineer, and Asa, age 16, was working as a clerk for the railroad.

Asa enlisted in Co. "B" of the 19th Regiment, Indiana Infantry. He was a private at enlistment, but was promoted to Sergeant Major. He was killed in action at Gettysburg, 1 July, 1863. He was buried in Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C., and a memorial stone was erected in Proctorsville Cemetery, Cavendish, Vt.

Lucien was appointed Acting Third Assistant Engineer, U.S. Navy, in 1861. He died 25 July 1863 of yellow fever while serving onboard USS Alabama, and was buried at sea. A memorial stone was placed in a Cavendish cemetery.

Sources: 1850 and 1860 Federal Censuses; Callahan, Edward W., List of Officers of the Navy of the United States and of the Marine Corps from 1775 to 1900, Haskell House Publishers, Ltd., New York, 1969, p. 61; Ancestry.com, Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903 [database on-line]; additional family information contributed by Linda M. Welch