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Morton, John E.
Age: 18, credited to Randolph, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 8/4/62, m/i 9/26/62, Pvt, Co. C, 1st VT CAV, mwia, Broad Run, 4/1/63, d/wds 4/3/63
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Birth: 1845, Randolph, VT
Burial: South View Cemetery, Randolph, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother Dolly, 6/30/1880, not approved; father John, 5/4/1887, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Cenotaph at South View Cemetery, Randolph, VT
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DIED---In a Cavalry engagement near Dranesville, Va., April 1, John E. Morton was mortally wounded. He lived thirty-eight hours in great agony, and died Thursday, April 2, aged 18 years and three months. He was a member of Co. C., 1st Vt. Cavalry, and the youngest son of John and Dolly Morton of Randolph. His remains were sent home by the members of the company, for which the family feel very grateful), and was interred in the village cemetery on Sunday, April 12th, after a large congregation had listened to an appropriate discourse from Rev. O. D. Allis, pastor of the Congregational Church at West Randolph, Vt.
Source: The Daily Green Mountain Freeman, May 26, 1863
Courtesy of Deanna French