Crandall, John B.
Age: 22, credited to Berlin, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF, 13th VT INF, USA
Service: enl 10/15/61, m/i 10/15/61, Hosp. Stwrd., 6th VT INF; tr to 13th VT INF, as ASURG, 10/7/62, m/o 7/21/63; ASURG, USA
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Birth: 1840, Vermont
Burial: Riverside Cemetery, Sterling, IL
Marker/Plot: Section 16 Plot 198
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 14320836
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, death date
Portrait?: USAHEC off-site
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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Riverside Cemetery, Sterling, IL
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Courtesy Vermont Historical Society
Dr. John B. Crandall.
Dr. John B. Crandall, a graduate of the medical department of the University of Vermont, Burlington, and an assistant surgeon in the Thirteenth Vermont regiment, is dead at his home at Sterling, Ill. He had been ill for some time of Bright's disease. He was born in Roxbury, February 21, 1840. At an early date his father moved to Berlin, where he attended the common schools and worked on the farm until he entered Barre Academy.
Soon after the braking out of Civil War, and while he was still a medical student, he entered military service October 15, 1861, as a hospital steward of the Sixth Vermont volunteer infantry. During a leave of absence he entered the University of Vermont and graduated, being promoted after graduation to assistant surgeon of the 12th (sic) Vermont volunteer infantry.
Doctor Crandall was mustered out with the regiment July 21, 1863, and soon afterward was appointed surgeon of the United States Volunteers. He served in the Baxter and Sloan hospital in the autumn of 1865, and followed this with a post-graduate course in the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York. In the summer of 1866 he was appointed assistant surgeon in the United States army and assigned to duty with the Seventh United State cavalry in the department of the Missouri, and was with General Custer's command in several Indian fights. He resigned and left the army in the summer of 1868 and began practice at Sterling, Ill.
Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, Oct. 23, 1911.
Courtesy of Corinne Stridsberg
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