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Stebbins, John A.


Age: 19, credited to Unknown
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 7/25/61, m/i 7/25/61, Pvt, Co. I, 2nd VT INF, dis/dsb 10/5/62, Hammond Army Hosp., Point Lookout, MD (Hydrocele)

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Birth: 1842, Westfield, VT
Death: 1863

Burial: Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, MD
Marker/Plot: P/320
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 107926082


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother Eunice, 10/21/1864
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: Probably died at the home of his brother, Wallace Stebbins, a Baltimore merchant. Cemetery records indicate burial in Section CC, Lot 47 (no marker), but also in Section P, Lot 320 (his brother, Wallace, and family's lot; may have been reinterred); gravestone is in the latter plot.


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Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, MD

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JOHN A. STEBBINS, son of Osmyn Loren Stebbins, was in the 2nd Vermont Regiment during the civil war. After the battle of Malvern Hill he was sent to Point Lookout Hospital. He was discharged from there as incurable and died in Baltimore, Md., April 14, 1863, from disease contracted while in the service. His mother (Eunice Stebbins, widowed at a young age) left her home in Vermont and went to Baltimore to nurse her son. After his death, she and her daughters, Helen and Julia, were enrolled as nurses at Jarvis Hospital, Baltimore, and remained there until the close of the war.

Ralph Stebbins Greenlee and Robert Lemuel Greenlee, The Stebbins Genealogy, (Privately Printer, Chicago, 1904), i:391

The Stebbins women then turned to helping others. Eunice, Helen and Julia, became Nurses, caring for wounded soldiers at Jarvis Hospital in Baltimore. Details regarding how long they served have not yet been found, but the Hospital closed at the end of the War, and the trio was living in Osage, Iowa at the time of the 1880 Census. Eunice passed away in 1884 and was buried at Osage Cemetery. Helen and Julia headed West and settled in Santa Ana, California where they spent their remaining years. A younger sibling, Mary Stebbins Town, lived in the same town. Helen and Eunice filed for pension benefits on September 21, 1892. (Nurses were not granted the right to receive pension benefits until August 16, 1892.) Helen died in 1914 followed by Julia in 1918, and both were buried at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa, Ana.

Contributed by Heidi McColgan

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