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Laplant, Joseph

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 22, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 5/1/63, m/i 5/16/63, Pvt, Co. M, 1st VT CAV, pow, Hagerstown, 7/6/63, Andersonville, prld 4/28/65, m/o 6/12/65

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VITALS

Birth: 12/07/1838, Salisbury, VT
Death: 07/21/1886

Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: No_Marker; Row 3 Lot 164
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Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/15/1873; mother Jane, 11/18/1886, 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: See John R. Fisher's site for additional details on this soldier Cemetery searched, stone not found. Military headstone sent to Catholic Cemetery in Burlington, VT. WPA Graves Registration Card indicates "no marker."

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Mount Calvary Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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Report courtesy of John R. Fisher

Obituary

A SAD STORY
How an Old Veteran was Neglected by the Pension Department.

Joseph Laplant of this city, who was a private in Co. M 1st Vt. Cavalry, was captured by the rebels early in the war and was kept a prisoner until peace was declared, being among the first Union prisoners confined in the Andersonville prison pen. He endured all the horrors of slow starvation and was among the last to be taken away from that prison at the close of the war. He never saw a well hour from that time on and for two years he lived mostly on scraped onions and milk owing to the scurvy contracted while in prison. In August, 1865, he made application for a pension and the testimony was completed within six months from the time of the filing of the application but for some reason his claim awaited action in the pension office until December 10 last when he was granted a pension of $2 a month from that time on. It was too late, however, for the poor fellow had been dead nearly five months.

Source: Burlington Free Press, December 21, 1886.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.