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Vantine, W. Seward


Age: 0, credited to Grand Isle, VT
Unit(s): 9th NY CAV
Service: Co. M, 9th NY CAV

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Birth: 02/23/1839, Unknown
Death: 12/04/1878

Burial: Grand Isle Cemetery, Grand Isle, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 16004662


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, Hannah
Portrait?: Unknown
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: Unknown


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Grand Isle Cemetery, Grand Isle, VT

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Two men, named Ethan Allen and Seward Vantine, went to Plattsburgh, N.Y., from Grand Isle on Wednesday in a small boat heavily laden with lumber, which they had planed and started to return. Nothing has been heard from them since. A hat was found Friday in a bay on the west shore of Grand Isle. Fears are entertained for their safety.

Source: Otter Creek News, December 13, 1878

BODIES FOUND The bodies of Ethan Allen and Seward Vantine, the Grand Isle men who were supposed to have been drowned in attempting to cross from Plattsburgh, December 4th, were discovered last Saturday, in the boat, which had been grounded in a a little bay in Law's Island, about half a mile north west of Colchester Point. The men had evidently perished of cold and exposure.

Source: Argus and Patriot, December 18, 1878
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.

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