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Eastman, John D.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 32, credited to Washington, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 8/13/64, m/i 8/13/64, Pvt, Co. I, 9th VT INF, m/o 6/13/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1833, Orange, VT
Death: 08/30/1907

Burial: Fish Cemetery, Washington, VT
Marker/Plot: 1
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 117789942

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/19/1888, VT; widow Lucy A., 9/25/1907, VT
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: None

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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Fish Cemetery, Washington, VT

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Obituary

DEATH OF JOHN D. EASTMAN

Life-Long Resident of Washington Passes Away

Washington, Sept. 3, - John D. Eastman, a life-long resident of this town, who has been ill for the past two weeks, passed away Friday afternoon. The funeral services were held at his late home Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. F. E. Perkins officiating. Mr. Eastman is survived by a wife, two sons, John L., and son, Fred, two by daughters, Nora of Barre, and Florence, wife of Charles Waterman of East Barre. The interment was at the Fish cemetery

Mr. Eastman was the son of Ransom and Rebecca (Darling) Eastman. He was born August 16, 1833, and had lived in town nearly all his life and followed the occupation of farming. May 19, 1855 he was united in marriage with Lucy A. Bennett, who survives him. He leaves besides the widow four children and six grandchildren. Mr. Eastman served in the War of the Rebellion in Company I, Ninth regiment, Vermont Volunteers. He was a member of S. C. Smith post, G.A.R. The funeral was held Sunday from his late residence, the Rev. F. E. Perkins officiating. The bearers were J. L. and F. G. Eastman, C. W. Waterman and C. W. Eastman. Three selections were very nicely rendered by a quartet composed of Mrs. W. G. Hutchinson, Mrs. L. W. Snow, L. W. Seaver and G. W. Downing.

Source: Barre Daily Times, Sept. 3, 1907
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.