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Aldrich, Lanson E.
LANSON E. ALDRICH. Born in Franconia, N. H. Had resided in St. Johnsbury two or three years before the war,?a blacksmith, and for a portion of this time in the employ of S. B. Marston. Age 25 years. Enlisted in Co. A, 11th Regiment, August 6, 1862, and was mustered into United States service as a private, Sept. 1, 1862. Promoted Corporal, Sept. 10, 1862, and Sergeant, January 23, 1864. Taken prisoner in the action on Weldon railroad, south of Petersburg, Va., June 23, 1864. Imprisoned for a few days at Richmond and then taken to Andersonville, Ga., where he died of diarrhoea, Oct. 8, 1864, and was buried in grave No. 10,664. The United States Government has caused head boards to be erected at the head of each grave in the Andersonville Cemetery, and when known the soldier's name has been marked upon it, with number, date of death, and his regiment and company. Aldrich's grave is thus marked upon the board at its head. Members of Company A say Aldrich was with his regiment in all the battles it had engaged in prior to the time he was captured. United States bounty, $100. The name of Sergeant Aldrich is not only the first on the Record, but the first in alphabetical order of the St. Johnsbury soldiers who died at Andersonville.