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Watson, John Henry


Age: 20, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 9/10/61, m/i 9/21/61, PVT, Co. A, 4th VT INF, pr CPL, pr SGT 6/1/63, m/o 9/30/64

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Birth: 1841, Bennington, VT
Death: 03/23/1896

Burial: Grandview Cemetery, Shaftsbury, VT
Marker/Plot: 9
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/22/1890, VT
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


2nd Great Granduncle of Jon Watson, Milton, WI

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Grandview Cemetery, Shaftsbury, VT

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The funeral of John Henry Watson was held at the Baptist church Wednesday afternoon, Rev. R. B. Tozer, a comrade, officiating. The church was filled with friends of the deceased. Custer post, G.A.R., of which the deceased was a member, and the J. G. McCullogh Engine and Hose company were present. There were many handsome floral tributes, among them being a Grand Army badge from Custer post, a pillow and wreath from the engine and hose company and a bunch of calla lillies from Mr. And Mrs. William Watson and Mr. And Mrs. William Sibley. Andrew J. Downs Fred Godfrey, D. H. Rudd and Seth Lawrence were bearers. The deceased was born in this town, and was one of four brothers, three of whom are living. He leaves a wife, a son and a daughter.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, March 27, 1896
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.