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Southard, Sidney M.


Age: 32, credited to Ferrisburgh, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF
Service: enl 9/16/62, m/i 10/21/62, PVT, Co. I, 14th VT INF, pr SGT 3/1/63, wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, m/o 7/30/63

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Birth: 12/03/1826, Vergennes, VT
Death: 03/28/1898

Burial: Hillside Cemetery, Castleton, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/7/1864
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


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Hillside Cemetery, Castleton, VT

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Gen. S. M. Southard Dead.

Gen. Sidney M. Southard died suddenly Monday morning at his home in Castleton. He had been in usual health for the past few weeks. About 3 o'clock that morning he became ill suddenly and died a little before 6 o'clock, the cause being heart disease, brought on by wounds received in the war. S. M. Southard was born in Vergennes Dec. 3, 1826, and spent his early years in that place. He enlisted Sept. 16, 1862, in company I, 14th Vermont volunteers, and was discharged in 1863, having lost a leg in the battle of Gettysburg. After the war Mr. Southard was a mail clerk between Burlington and Boston. Later he conducted one of the largest book stores in the state at Vergennes. He resided in Brandon for several years, and in April, 1901, he went to Castleton to give his children the benefit of the schools. He was a member of the Lee Lodge of Masons, of the Grand Amy post and was a Knights Templar. He is survived by a wife and three children, Mary Gettysburg Southard, Jessie Beatrice Southard and S. Cecil W. Southard. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon and was conducted by the Masons.

Source: Middlebury Register, April 1, 1898.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.