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Sutton, John M.


Age: 28, credited to Shelburne, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/23/62, m/i 10/4/62, Pvt, Co. C, 12th VT INF, d/dis 4/26/63

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Birth: 1834, Shelburne, VT
Death: 04/26/1863

Burial: Spear Street Cemetery, Shelburne, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 17172631


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: See Benedict's Army Life in Virginia


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Spear Street Cemetery, Shelburne, VT

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Our Army Correspondence

The ranks of Co. C, have been sadly depleted by the prevailing maladies, and two more of our number have passed away, where they will never more be required to answer to earthly roll call. The command and the cause has lost two good soldiers, in the deaths of Corporal Pope and Private Sutton. Pope was one of those perfectly trusty men, on whom their officers rely with absolute confidence. Always read, when in health, industrious, earnest, faithful, judicious, obliging, a true patriot and a good man, -- no soldier in the Brigade had a better record to point to than that of Corporal. John Pope. We had all learned to respect and esteem him, and we mourn for him as a brother. Sutton, too, was a faithful and excellent soldier -- such as we can ill spare. I fear that there are more to follow them. A season of steady dry and warm weather, however, such as I trust we are about to have, will do wonders for the health of the command.

Source: The Burlington Free Press, 1 May 1863

We learn that intelligence was received today of the death of John Sutton of Co. C, 12th Vermont at Wolf Run Shoals. His remains will reach Shelburne to-morrow or next day.

Source: Burlington Free Press, 27 Apr 1863
Courtesy of Deanna French


WHEARS, it has pleased God to recently take away from amongst us three of our number, Corporal John Pope, and Privates John M. Sutton and Guy Stoughton, therefore

RESOLVED-- that in this afflicting dispensation of Providence, we suffer the loss of three of the truest and most faithful soldiers of our company. Always earnest in the discharge of duty, genial in social intercourse, noble in soul, they were friends to all of us indeed-------Soldiers of Christian Pattern

RESOLVED-- that while we deeply sorrow at the loss of three good men and soldiers in the “Army of God”, yet we cannot but envy them their end, knowing that there can be nothing sweeter in the eyes of God and men than for ones country to die.

RESOLVED---that to the heart-stricken and bereaved families of our lamented comrades, we tender our most heart-felt sympathies in their hour of tribulation and trial; assuming them that the memory of their virtues, and the example of their patriotism will remain deep in our hearts.

RESOLVED—that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the families of each of the deceased—also to the daily papers of Burlington, Vermont.

FOR; Co.C. 13th VT. Vols. Henry C. Tennant, Clerk.

Source: Burlington Free Press, June 5, 1863
Courtesyo of Deanna French