Clark, Alonzo N.
Age: 18, credited to Chelsea, VT
Unit(s): 10th VT INF
Service: enl 12/26/63, m/i 1/2/64, Pvt, Co. I, 10th VT INF, m/o 6/29/65
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Birth: 1845, Champlain, NY
Burial: Veterans Home Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 43541316
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/5/1897, NY
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(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: Died at Bennington Soldiers' Home. Pension says Co. I, 5th VT INF also
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It is possible that Col. Alonzo N. Clark, whose funeral was held Tuesday at the Vermont soldiers' home, was the youngest surviving veteran of the Civil War. He would not have reached his 82nd anniversary until the 12th next month. He was born at Champlain, N.Y., in 1848 and when 14 moved to Chelsea, Vt., where he had been living only a year when he enlisted in Co. I of the 10th Vermont infantry which formed a part of the 6th corps and became known as Sheridan's foot cavalry. He was with the corps when Sheridan made his spectacular raid in the Shenandoah Valley, fought at the battle of the Wilderness and participated in the investment of Petersburg. Mustered out of the service he traveled for several years through the west but eventually located at Parisville, N.Y., and took up the occupation of Adirondack guide which he followed for nearly 50 years. During the World war he joined the police force at Lockport, N.Y., and did special guard duty at a radiator plant. He had the appearance and the activity of a much younger man and was in the habit of making trips of considerable length. Stricken with apoplexy while on a motoring journey through Maine he was brought to the home here and lived but two days.
Source: Springfield Republican, July 27, 1930
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.