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Sawtell, John H.


Age: 18, credited to Vernon, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 6/18/62, m/i 7/9/62, Pvt, Co. K, 9th VT INF, d/dis 2/18/63

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Birth: abt 1844, Brattleboro, VT
Death: 02/18/1863

Burial: Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, IL
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?: Not found
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 unit's Organization and Service for details.


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Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, IL

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John H. Sawtell

Vermont Phoenix

March 12, 1863

Another Good Soldier Gone - We have been permitted to read a letter from Capt. D. W. Lewis of Co. K, 9th Vt. Regiment announcing the death of John H. Sawtell, one of his company. He died at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Feb. 18th of Dropsy of the Lungs. He was a native of this town, his parents having lived till recently "over West River." He enlisted from Vernon where his family now reside. The Capt. Says " John was a favorite with all the boys, and I can truly say he was one of the best boys I have; always at his post of duty, never murmuring with the hardships of a soldiers' life, but quiet, patient and gentlemanly in all his interactions with his fellow soldiers. I prized him, I assure you, and his loss will long be felt by all.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.