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Sprague, John

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 0, credited to St. Albans, VT
Unit(s): 2nd NY VET CAV
Service: 2nd NY VET CAV

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VITALS

Birth: 10/30/1821, Unknown
Death: 09/17/1908

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 151920598

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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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Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT

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Obituary

Death of John Sprague

In the death of John Sprague, who was mustered out September 14, St. Albans loses one of its oldest citizens and G.A.R. one of its most loyal members. Mr.Sprague was 87 years of age and had served during the war of the Rebellion, having enlisted first in 1862 for two years, and after the expiration of his service he re-enlisted in Company E, 2nd Regt., N.Y. Vols, and served until the close of the war. He was one of the hardy and rugged old Yankee type of man, meeting his end with all the bravery with which his military record shows he met the foes of the country he loved so well in the war which he saw a large part, and in which he was one of the many who sacrificed life or health that the Union might be preserved. Mr. Sprague was the oldest member of A.R. Hurlbut Post, No. 60, G.A.R., of this place, and always took an active and patriotic interest in its welfare, and, though his step was feeble in late years, there was still the old time fire and enthusiasm in his eye whenever he saw the old boys in the blue as he marched with them on each Memorial day to pay tribute to the comrades who had been forever mustered out, and whose ranks he now silently joins. Mr.Sprague is survived by two daughters, Mrs. William Buttress, of this city, and Mrs. William Perkins, of Waterford, Conn. The funeral will be held at the Methodist Episcopal church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock and will be in charge of Post Hurlbut, which has been invited, as well as all other comrades, to attend. The burial will tak eplace in the cemetery at St. Albans Bay.

Funeral of John Sprague

The funeral of John Sprague, a veteran of the War of the Rebellion, who died Wednesday September 16 at his home on South Main st. was held at the Methodist church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Ralph F. Lowe officiating. The funeral was in charge of A.R. Hurlbut Post, No. 60, G.A.R., of which Mr. Sprague was the oldest member in point of years. A quartet composed of Miss Anna M. Hamilton, Miss Marlon L. Collins, C.E. Torrance, and Arthur G. Tenny sang the hymns,"Consolation," "Abide With Me," and "Now the Day is Over." The bearers were C.H. McCarroll, Henry Jarvis, M.M. Rice, and Frank Young. The Grand Army ritual service was used at the grave. The burial took place in the cemetery at St. Albans Bay.

Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, Sep. 24, 1908

Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.

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