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10th Vermont Infantry


The Aseltyne's of Swanton

Alanson M. Aseltyne

Alanson M. Aseltyne

Alanson M. Aseltyne, pictured above in two post-war photographs, enlisted from Swanton 8/19/1862 at age 24, and mustered in as a private in Company F, 10th Vermont Volunteers on 9/1/1862. His brother John, below right, age 18, enlisted and mustered in on the same dates. Alanson was wounded at Orange Grove, Virginia, on 11/27/1863. Both Alanson and John were promoted to Corporal on 1/1/1864. John was killed in action, at Cedar Creek, on 10/19/1864. Alanson survived the war, and mustered out with the regiment on 6/22/1865. Alanson and John's cousin, Merritt B. Aseltyne, below left, also from Swanton, served in the same company. He was also wounded at Orange Grove, on 11/27/1863, and died of his wounds exactly one month later.

Merritt and John Aseltyne, 10th Vermont Infantry; photograph courtesy of Joan Murphey

Source: Service information: Revised Roster, page 396; Photograph contributed by Dr. Joan Murphey, Chicago, Illinois, 2nd-great-granddaughter of Alanson Aseltyne

See also our Postal Collection, which includes an envelope from a letter sent home by Alanson.