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Blair, Isaiah


Age: 19, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: substitute - enl 8/24/64, m/i 8/24/64, PVT, Co. C, 11th VT INF, tr to Co. B 6/24/65, m/o 8/25/65 (listed as Isaiah Ballare in 1892 Roster, and Isaac Belair in CMSR)

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Birth: 01/21/1845, Sorel, PQ, Canada
Death: 03/06/1914

Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Morrisville, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 60543795


Alias?: Balair, Isaac
Pension?: Yes
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: "Engaged in the Battles of Winchester Sept 19, Fishers Hill Sept 22, Cedar Creek Oct 19, 1864 Petersburg March 25 and April 2 1865." CMSR

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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Riverside Cemetery, Morrisville, VT

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Isaiah Blair died Friday afternoon at 12:45, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Boyce, on Elmore Street. Although he had been a sufferer from heart trouble for the past several years, death was due to an attack of acute indigestion from which he was taken ill about 8:15, the thursday evening previous.

The deceased was born in Serale, Can., Jan. 24, 1845, and was married in early life to Miss Edna Noe, who died March 25, 1913.

Mr. Blair was a member of Co. G., 11th Vermont Regiment, having enlisted on Aug. 24, 1864, and was discharged Aug. 25, 1865. He was a member of the local G.A.R.

He is survived by five children; Mrs. Frank Boyce and Isaiah Frank Blair, Jr., of this place, Mrs. Edward Caswell, and Willie Blair, of Greenfield, Mass., and Lewis Blair of Middlesex.

The funeral was held Monday afternoon from his late home, Rev. R. D. Cranmer, of the Universalist Church, officiating, and the remains were placed in the vault, and will be interred in Riverside cemetery in the spring. M. B. White acted as funeral director. The bearers were his three sons, and his son-in-law, Frank Boyce. The flowers were many and beautiful, including a cross of white roses from the grandchildren.

Mr. Blair was a long time resident of this town, and his courteous greeting made him many friends who regret his demise.

Source: Morrisville News and Citizen, March 11, 191
Courtesy of Deanna French

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