Age: 44, credited to Berkshire, VTVITALS
Birth: abt 1818, Montreal, PQ, CanadaADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Arlington National Cemetery, VA
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(A memorial presented by his son Ransom Doyon, to the C. C. Washburn Post, 6 October 1890).
John Doyon, the father of M. Ransom Doyon, was born in Montreal, in 1817. He removed to Franklin, Vermont, in 1833. He was a carpenter and farmer. Enlisted as a private in Company F, Tenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteer Infantry, August 18, 1862, and was mustered out September 1, following. This regiment was assigned to the Third Army Corps and sent from Washington to re-enforce McClellan's army at Antietam. Later the Third corps became a part of the Sixth corps. For a time it lay at the mouth of Monocacy, where a fort was built. It was ordered to join Burnside at Fredericksburg. In the battle that followed Mr. Doyon was wounded in a finger. He was in the battle of Chancellorsville. At Gettysburg, his command was stationed on Little Round Top, where he looked on the advance of Pickett's division. In 1864 he was engaged in the movements of the Army of the Potomac, from the wilderness to the James river. The Sixth Corps was afterward transferred to the Shenandoah valley, and Mr. Doyon was engaged in the battles of Winchester and Fisher's Hill, September 19, and 22, and in the expedition to Staunton.
The Army of Sheridan returned to the lower valley. The Sixth corps was afterward transferred to the James River and took part in the capture of Richmond and of Lee's army. It was stationed for a time in the vicinity of Danville, Virginia, bul: marched to \Vashington and took part in the grand review. The Tenth Vermont Regiment remained in the vicinity of Washington until June 24, when it was mustered out of service.
Mr. Doyon was with his command at the railroad depot for transportation to his home, but was too ill to go, and was taken to the hospital, where he died befo re midnight, June 24, 1865. He was buried at Arlington. The number of his grave is 12,224.
Biographical Review of Dane County, Wisconsin, (Biographical Review Pub. Co., Chicago, 1893), p. 254