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Blanchard, Lucien J.
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 0, credited to Cavendish, VT
Unit(s): USN
Service: USN, d/dis 7/25/63, (yellow fever), buried at sea

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VITALS
Birth: abt 1842, Rochester, NY
Death: 07/25/1863

Burial: Died at Sea, ,
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
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 #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
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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Died at Sea

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CENOTAPH:

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Tombstone

Cenotaph at Hillcrest Cemetery, Cavendish, VT

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LUCIEN J. BLANCHARD

(1842 - 25 July 1863) WAS PROBABLY BORN IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, THE SON OF JAMES M. AND HARRIET MARIA (SKINNER) BLANCHARD.

In 1850, the family was living in Springfield, Massachusetts, and by 1860, had moved to Richmond, Indiana, but Lucien was not living with them.

Blanchard was appointed Acting Third Assistant Engineer in 1861. He was ordered to USS Alabama on 6 February 1862. He died of yellow fever on 25 July 1863, near Cape Haytien, West Indies, onboard Alabama, and was buried at sea. The sum of $25 due him was sent to his father.

His younger brother, Sergeant Major Asa W. Blanchard, Nineteenth Indiana Infantry, was killed in action at Gettysburg on 1 July 1863, "while waving the regimental colors in an assault upon the enemy."

Harriet M. Blanchard, his mother, lived in Washington at the time of his death, and received a pension from the time her husband died in 1888, until her death on 23 August 1897.

A memorial stone for Lucien was placed in Cavendish. His father was born in Vermont, and married Harriet in Proctorsville, according to pension records.

Source: draft biography to be included in Green Mountain Mariners of The Civil War, by Tom Ledoux