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Ira R. Blackmer
b. 1789
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Solomon Charles J. Hiram W. Ira Albert Rollin N.
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Barton T. Franklin Ira

Ira R. Blackmer, b. 1789, had four sons in the Civil War, three of them in the Second Vermont Battery, Light Artillery:

Charles J. Blackmer, Hubbardton, 2nd Battery Light Arty, enlisted 26 May 64. Transferred to 1st Co. Heavy Artillery 1 Mar 65. Mustered in 10 Jun 64, mustered out 10 Jun 65. Died 11 Aug 1892; buried Baldwin, MI. He also served 5th Infantry; enlisted 12 Aug 62, mustered in 12 Sep 62, mustered out 19 Mar 63 with disabilities. Recovered and reenlisted. Rank was probably Pvt. See also "The Faded Coat of Blue."

Hiram Warren Blackmer, Hubbardton, 2nd Battery Light Arty, enlisted 17 Dec 61, mustered in 24 Dec 61, mustered out 20 Dec 63 with disabilities. Died 8 Apr 1889, buried Bennington VT.

Ira Albert Blackmer D.D. He was b. Feb 25, 1846 in Newark, WI and at 15 took a rich son's place and his family got $25. He mustered in the Wisconson Fourth Light Artillery on Oct. 1, 1861 and mustered out July 3, 1865.

Rollin N. Blackmer, Castleton, 2nd Battery Light Arty, enlisted 17 Dec 61, mustered in 24 Dec 61, mustered out 31 Jul 65. Died 4 Oct 1908, buried Baldwin, MI

In addition, the elder Ira's first son, Solomon, also two sons who fought with the Second Vermont Battery, Light Arty.

Barton T. Blackmer, Hubbardton, enlisted 29 Feb 64, mustered in 2 Mar 64. On 1 Mar 65 he transferred to 1st Co. Hvy Arty. The Vermont Military Records show a Barton Blackmer who was killed 22 May 65 and buried at Port Hudson. However, this can not be right since his children were born after the Civil War. Died 29 Aug 1929, buried in Brandon Vt.

Franklin Ira Blackmer, Hubbardton, 2nd Battery Arty, enlisted 19 Dec 63, mustered in 26 Dec 63, mustered out31 Jul 65. Died 10 Aug 1929, buried in Brandon Vt.

So that gives me four 2nd-great-granduncles and two great-granduncles who served in Civil war in Vermont.

Bob Blackmer
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