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Martin, Daniel


Age: 18, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF
Service: enl 12/27/61, m/i 2/18/62, Pvt, Co. I, 8th VT INF, reen 1/5/64, m/o 6/28/65

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Birth: abt 1847, County Cork, Ireland
Death: After 4/14/1896


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/15/1896, MT, not approved
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: Last known living in Montana


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Daniel Martin

Daniel Martin, formerly a resident of Brattleboro, appeared in town about two weeks ago seeming to his aged father (97 years old) on Elliot street like one risen from the dead. The 'boy' was a member of Co I, 8th Vermont regiment. He was an ideal soldier, of fearless courage, always ready to volunteer for any desperate undertaking, and always managing to come through with a whole skin. For 24 years he had not been heard from, when one day he came in on one of the trains and went first to his old comrade Selleck's office to ask if his father was alive. He told an interesting story of his wanderings, to Alaska and elsewhere, and said he had lately been employed as scout for the government. He remained with his friends here about ten days.

Source: Vermont Phoenix Newspaper (Brattleboro), December 6, 1889; Contributed by Suzanne Walker, Beaverton, OR, who added:

My information on him shows he was born 1847 in Ireland... Apparantly he never returned after the war. From other sources I know his family gave him up for dead, & one of the leading citizens in Brattleboro made efforts to find out what happened to Daniel Martin but was unsuccessful. The first anyone knew of him post-1865 was as (mentioned above). I have attempted to trace him on the 1870, 1880 & 1900 censuses and have not found him anywhere in the US.

8th Vermont Infantry Regimental History