Age: 0, credited to Williamstown, VT
Unit(s): 2nd IA INF
Service: enl 5/4/61, m/i, Pvt, Co. D, 2nd IA INF, 5/27/61, pr 8CPL, 6/1/61, 7CPL, 6/23/61, 6CPL, 6/25/61, 5CPL, 7/16/61, 4CPL, 8/15/61, 3CPL, 8/27/61, 2CPL, 9/14/61, 1CPL, 1/1/62, CMSRY SGT 3/4/62, comn 2LT 6/23/62, resgnd 5/23/64
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Birth: 02/21/1835, Unknown
Burial: Village Cemetery, Williamstown, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kim Whitcomb
Findagrave Memorial #: 115229754
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Village Cemetery, Williamstown, VT
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Death of John Lynde Yesterday – He Was Veteran of Civil War.
John Lynde, a native of Williamstown and veteran of the Civil war, died yesterday morning of Bright's disease and other complications, after an illness of several weeks. The deceased was born Feb. 21, 1835, and was the second child and oldest son of John and Dolly (Smith) Lynde. He attended the common schools of the town and in 1856 went to Illinois and there voted for John C. Fremont for president. Later he went to Iowa and there taught school and studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1860. At the breaking out of the war he enlisted as a private in Company D, second Iowa volunteer infantry, which was mustered into service May 4, 1861, the earliest of any regiment for three years' service. He was in the battle of Shiloh and the Corinth campaign and his regiment was a part of the force that attacked and captured Fort Donelson. He received several promotions and was appointed to staff duty, and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. He remained in the special service of the United States as purchasing officer and quartermaster till 1860 when he received appointment as clerk in the postoffice department at Washington, which place he held for seven years. He returned to this town to live in 1877, and has lived here quietly since. He took the census of the town in 1880, 1890 and 1900. The funeral will be held at the Universalist church, of whose choir he was leader for many years. Rev. Frances A. Kimball will officiate, assisted by Rev. Cora M. Eves.
Source: Barre Times, April 1, 1912
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.