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Sweet, John


Age: 29, credited to Starksboro, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF, 9th VT INF
Service: enl 9/1/64, m/i 9/1/64, Pvt, Co. B, 9th VT INF; also tr to 5th VT INF, Co. C, 1/20/65, m/o 6/19/65

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Birth: 03/16/1835, Sheldon, VT
Death: 10/26/1920

Burial: Jay Center Cemetery, Jay, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 98611696


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/20/1885
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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Jay Center Cemetery, Jay, VT

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John Sweet died at his home on Main St., Tuesday morning, after a long illness and much suffering. He was 86 years of age and a veteran of the Civil War. His wife died some years ago. He is survived by four children: Mrs. A.J. Clapper and Arthur Sweet of this village, Lula Whitehead of Newport and John Sweet of Derby Center. His first wife died in jay many years since, before he moved to this town, and two of his children have died, Mrs. William Sargeant of Jay and Mrs. Wendell Peck of this place. The funeral was held at the house Wednesday afternoon, and burial was in Jay cemetery.

Source: Burlington Free Press, Oct. 28, 1920
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.