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Ryea, John


Age: 19, credited to Sheldon, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 9/17/61, m/i 10/31/61, PVT, Co. C, 5th VT INF, tr to Co. E, 13th V.R.C 9/2/63, m/o 3/17/65 (See remarks below)

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Birth: abt 1842, Canada
Death: 06/25/1915

Burial: Saint Marys Cemetery, Troy, NY
Marker/Plot: Section F
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 96320840


Alias?: Reya, John; Rayea, John
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


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Saint Marys Cemetery, Troy, NY

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From his compiled service record:

Adjutant General's Office,
War Department,
Washington, February 26, 1883.

Charges of desertion removed.
Entered Carver G.H. Wasington, DC September 24, 1862 with Diarrhoea
and transferred Jany 8, 1863. Entered Marine G.H. Burlington VT
Jany 10 1863 with G.S. wound, deserted Feby 20 1863. Returned to
Hospital March 2 1863, transferred to Co. E, 13th V.R.C. Sept 2nd, 1863,
and returned to duty Oct 15, 1863.
he was tried by G.C.M. for desertion, found not guilty of desertion, but
quilty of absence without leave and sentenced to make good time lost and
forfeit %10 per mont of his monthly pay for same period and also all pay
and allowances that are or may become due for time loss. See. G.O. 90 of
Nov. 18, 1864 from Hd Qrs Dept. of the East.
Was absent without leave from Feby 20 1863 to March 2 1863 and from Julyu
7 1864 to September 22 1864 while in V.R.C.

G.H. - General Hospital
G.S. - gunshot
V.R.C. - Veteran Reserve Corps
G.C.M. - General Court Martial
G.O. - General Order


Burlington News

John Reya of Spring street has received notice from Congressman Foster of the allowance of an increase in the amount of his pension from $8 to $12. Mr Reya was in company C Fifth Vermont Regiment, enlisting in 1861 from Shelburne. He was discharged in 1865.

Source: Burlington Free Press, 14 May 1901
Courtesy of Wanda Alter


John J. Reya

John J. Reya, a long time resident ol Spring street, this city, and the husband of the late Mary Pasha Reya, died in Troy, N. Y., on Friday morning at the age of 72 years. He is survived by three sons, William, Edward, and Joseph Reya of Troy, N. Y., and also his son-in-law, Joseph Cote and family of this city. The funeral will take place this morning at nine o'clock at St. Peter's Church, and burial will be in the Edward Reya plot in St. Mary's cemetery at Troy.

Source: Burlington Free Press, 28 Jun 1915
Courtesy of Wanda Alter.

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