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Blanchard, George W.
Age: 21, credited to Barre, VT
Unit(s): 8th VT INF, 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. I, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; enl 12/3/63, m/i 12/15/63, Pvt, Co. E, 8th VT INF, m/o 6/28/65
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Birth: 12/11/1840, Barre, VT
Burial: Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica White
Findagrave Memorial #: 81438689
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Louise H., 4/20/1889, VT
Portrait?: 13th History
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: 13th Vt. History off-site
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Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, VT
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SECOND SERGEANT GEORGE W. BLANCHARD When the war broke out he was working upon a farm. He was a fine musician and the most beautiful singer I ever heard. Every member of the regiment will remember hearing Blanchard, Wood and Gale sing. Many a time the tears trickled down our cheeks when they sang Marion Lee, Zoula Zong, or Rock Me to Sleep, Mother. And many a time when we all had the blues they were dispelled by their witty songs. He never sang vulgar songs. He was a clean, moral, exemplary young man and a good officer, in short he possessed all the qualities of a good soldier. He re-enlisted into the 8th Vermont and served until the war closed. After the war he in company with his brother, Ora, who served in the 2nd Vt., bought a farm in Williamstown and were good farmers. During the winter he taught music and was a fine singing teacher. He died in Williamstown several years ago.
Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 673