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Hosford, John Levi

Age: 20, credited to East Haven, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: substitute - enl 8/4/63, m/i 8/4/63, PVT, Co. H, 4th VT INF, tr to Co. E, 2/25/65, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, dis/wds, 3/20/65

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Birth: 07/21/1843, East Haven, VT
Death: 06/12/1907

Burial: East Haven Cemetery, East Haven, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 54357229
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
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: None

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Medical Record


Joseph K. Barnes, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. (1861-65), Part 3, Volume 2 (Government Printing Office, Washington, DC, 1870), p. 431.


HOSFORD. John L., born in East Haven, July 21, 1843, son of Russell and Almira (Walter) Hosford. Mr. Hosford's maternal grandfather was John Walter, Jr., son of John Walter, a soldier of the Revolution.

Mr. Hosford received his education in the district schools of his native town, followed farming when not in school, and in August, 1862, enlisted in Company H, Fourth Vermont Volunteer Infantry. He joined his regiment in Virginia, and was in all the engagements of that historic organization until May 6, 1864, when he was wounded in the right foot in the battle of the Wilderness. So severe was his wound that it necessitated the amputation of the foot. He was mustered out of the service March, 1865. Mr. Hosford was united in marriage in 1869 to Nancy J. Matthews of Granby. Five children have been born to them: Finnette (deceased), Walter M., Flora B., Mrs. Fred Smith of Claremont, New Hampshire, Gertrude, Mrs. Benjamin Moulton of East Haven, and Charles C., of Claremont, New Hampshire.

Mr. Hosford has never sought public office, yet he has served his town as selectman several times, held several of the other offices, and in 1898 represented the town in the general assembly of Vermont.

William H. Jeffrey, Successful Vermonters: A Modern Gazetteer of Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans Counties, (The Historical Publishing Company, East Burke, VT, 1904), pp. 151-152