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Foley, John J.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 23, credited to Leicester, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT LARTY
Service: enl 12/11/61, m/i 12/16/61, PVT, 2nd VT LARTY BTRY, pow, Jackson LA, 8/3/63, Andersonville, escaped 9/9/64, m/o 11/30/64

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VITALS

Birth: 11/06/1838, County Tipperary, Ireland
Death: 02/10/1916

Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 32287233

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

DESCENDANTS

Great Granduncle of Thomas Foley, Collierville, TN

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Calvary Cemetery, Rutland, VT

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Obituary

John Foley, a Civil War Veteran, died yesterday of a complication of diseases, at his home on Bellevue Avenue. He was born 77 years ago in Sleevonmon County. Tipperary, Ireland, and came to this country at the age of 14. He settled in Brandon, where he married Annie Tierney, who survives him.

Mr. Foley enlisted in the 2d battery, Vermont Light Artillery in 1861, and taken prisoner Aug. 3, 1863. He was confined to the prisons of Belle Isle, Va., and Andersonville, Ga. A little over a year later he made his escape, which it took 17 days to effect. From the horrors he endured during his imprisonment, his health was permanently impaired, and for the last nine years, Mr. Foley had been unable to work.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Alexander Eustace, and Mrs. W. T. Glynn, of Keene, N.H., who has been with her father since last October; two brothers, Patrick, of Keene, and Jones, of Leicester, and three sisters, Mrs. H. Brainard, Mrs. O. W. Palmer, and Mrs. Ella Chessel, of Brooklyn. N.Y.

Source: Barre Daily Times, Feb. 11, 1916
Courtesy of Deanna French

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