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Taggart, John H.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 20, credited to Ferrisburgh, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 6th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. I, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 3/20/62, m/i 4/12/62, Pvt, Co. A, 6th VT INF, m/o 6/25/62

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VITALS

Birth: 1842, Ferrisburg, VT
Death: 07/27/1864

Burial: Gage Cemetery, Ferrisburgh, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 42269894

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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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BURIAL:

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Gage Cemetery, Ferrisburgh, VT

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Obituary

TAGGART. - In this village, July 27th, 1864, at the house of his sister, Mrs. E. W. Carlisle, aged 22 years, 11 months and 25 days.

Again has the Death Angel drawn his bow, and sent his arrow of destruction to the heart of one of earth's noble sons. The deceased was a young man of great promise. With a heart full of love for his country, he was among the first to respond to the nation's call for troops. Enrolled with the Middlebury company, he entered the First Vermont regiment and served faithfully during his term of three months. On his journey home he contracted a cold which rendered him unfit for business for a long time; but unwilling to sit idle, while the country was in peril, as soon as he was able he again enlisted as a recruit, and was assigned to the 6th Vt. regiment, but his health soon failed, and after a number of weeks spent in a hospital, he was given a discharge and came home to Ferrisburg, Vt., where loving arms were glad to administer to his wants. He was among the number drafted in 1863, but was rejected by the Surgeon on account of physical inability. Tired of inactivity he went (contrary to medical advice) in August 1863 to Alexandria, where he readily obtained a position as clerk.There he remained till December, then he was sent to Chattanooga, Tenn., at which place he was at the time of his illness. Little is known of his last sickness. He reached the house of his sister on Tuesday afternoon, completely exhausted in both mind and body. There he was tenderly cared for, and all that love or human power could, was done, but in vain; his little strength soon gave way, and calmly, as to night's repose his spirit passed from this to the eternal world. His loss is mourned by all who knew him. Death loves a shining mark, and now of truth he has aimed well. Yet, ye who so deeply grieve, look up, 'tis God who afflicts, and ye may know the golden gates of bliss swung back to let your brother in.

Source: Rutland Herald, August 25, 1864
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.

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