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Hunt, John


Age: 32, credited to Vernon, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: comn CPT, Co. E, 11th VT INF, 8/14/62 (9/3/62), resgd 8/10/65

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Birth: 1830, Vernon, VT
Death: 01/21/1907

Burial: North Cemetery, Vernon, VT
Marker/Plot: 83
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Don Streeter
Findagrave Memorial #: 15165721


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
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: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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North Cemetery, Vernon, VT

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BRATTLEBORO, Jan. 22. --- Col. John Hunt died at his home on the Vernon Road yesterday of heart disease. While he has been an invalid the past four years, the death was unexpected.

He served in the Civil War as Captain of Co. E, 11th Vermont Volunteers, and resigned his commission in August 1863. He organized a regiment of volunteers at the time of the St. Albans Raid and was made Colonel of the Regiment. The regiment was organized to repel an invasion from Canada, which never came.

He was born in Vernon, April 16, 1830, on one of the largest farms in town. He removed to Brattleboro in 1872 and has lived there ever since. He bought the Fort Dummer farm in 1876, containing the remains of Fort Dummer, the first English settlement in Vermont.

The funeral was held at the house Thursday afternoon, E. Q. S. Osgood officiating. The body will be taken to Vernon and interred in the family lot there. He leaves in addition to his wife, a son, A. Hunt who runs the farm, and a daughter Mrs. Leonara Richardson, matron of the Lowe Hall, Cushing Academy, Ashburnham, Mass.

Source: Barre Daily Times, Jan. 22, 1907

Courtesy of Deanna French.

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