Blanchard, Lucien J.
Age: 0, credited to Cavendish, VT
Service: USN, d/dis 7/25/63, (yellow fever), buried at sea
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Birth: abt 1842, Rochester, NY
Burial: Died at Sea, ,
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Cenotaph: Hillcrest Cemetery, Cavendish, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 93828804
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother Harriet M., 10/29/1889
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Died at Sea
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Cenotaph at Hillcrest Cemetery, Cavendish, VT
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LUCIEN J. BLANCHARD
(1842 - 25 JULY 1863) WAS PROBABLY BORN IN ROCHESTER, NEW YORK, THE SON OF JAMES M. AND HARRIET MARIA (SKINNER) BLANCHARD.
In 1850, the family was living in Springfield, Massachusetts, and by 1860, had moved to Richmond, Indiana, but Lucien was not living with them.
Blanchard was appointed Acting Third Assistant Engineer in 1861. He was ordered to USS Alabama on 6 February 1862. He died of yellow fever on 25 July 1863, near Cape Haytien, West Indies, onboard Alabama, and was buried at sea. The sum of $25 due him was sent to his father.
His younger brother, Sergeant Major Asa W. Blanchard, Nineteenth Indiana Infantry, was killed in action at Gettysburg on 1 July 1863, "while waving the regimental colors in an assault upon the enemy."
Harriet M. Blanchard, his mother, lived in Washington at the time of his death, and received a pension from the time her husband died in 1888, until her death on 23 August 1897.
A memorial stone for Lucien was placed in Cavendish. His father was born in Vermont, and married Harriet in Proctorsville, according to pension records.
Source: draft biography to be included in Green Mountain Mariners: Vermonters in the Navy During The Civil War, by Tom Ledoux