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Penfield, John W.


Age: 19, credited to Peru, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 8/4/64, m/i 8/4/64, Pvt, Co. F, 9th VT INF, m/o 6/13/65

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Birth: abt 1845, Boston, MA
Death: 04/26/1921

Burial: May be buried in ..., , CA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer:

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
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

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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Died in Berkeley, CA

Check the cemetery for location/directions and other veterans who may be buried there.

John W. Penfield

Source: Oakland Tribune (CA)

Wednesday - 27 Apr 1921

Veterans To Attend Funeral Of Comrade

Berkeley, April 27 - Last rites will be said at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the First Baptist church for John W. Penfield, veteran of the Civil war and former commander of the Lookout Mountain Post G.A.R., who died yesterday at the Veterans' home, at Yountville, at he age of 75 years.

Penfield was born in Boston and enlisted at the age of 16 in the Ninth Vermont regiment, serving until the close of the Civil war. First living in Kansas, Penfield and his family came to Berkeley 17 years ago, residing at 1735 Channing Way. Before retiring he was engaged in contracting work.

Penfiled is survived by a widow, Eliza Penfield, and three children, Myron D. Penfield of Berkeley, Mrs. A.J. Sayers of Chicago, and Mrs. A.S. Collins of Seattle. Dr. Claiborne M. Hill, president of the Berkeley Baptist Divinity school, will preside at tomorrow's services, while members of the Lookout Mountain post will attend in a body.

Contributed by Erik Hinckley.

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