Houghton, John P.
Age: 22, credited to St. Albans, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: substitute - enl 7/23/63, m/i 7/23/63, PVT, Co. F, 2nd VT INF, m/o 7/15/65
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Birth: 1841, England
Burial: St. Michaels Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/2/1879; widow Ann, 8/19/1898, VT
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)
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St. Michaels Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
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Death of John P. Houghton
John P. Houghton died at his home on Vernon street Monday night after an illness of about three weeks with spinal trouble. He was taken to the Soldiers' Home in Bennington last winter and came home about a month ago on a furlough. He attempted to return to the Home several weeks ago, but was taken ill at Millers Falls and had to be brought back to Brattleboro.
Mr. Houghton was a member of Company F, Second Vermont regiment, enlisting as a substitute for John Bedard of St. Albans.
He was wounded May 12, 1864, in the battle of Spottsylvania and was mustered out of service July 16 of the following year. He was by trade a mason and had spent most of his life since the war in this town. He leaves a widow and two step-sons. The funeral will probably be held tomorrow morning.
Source: Vermont Phoenix, August 5, 1898
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.