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Sheldon, John Alexander

Age: 21, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 10th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, SGT, Co. K, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; comn CPT, Co. C, 10th VT INF, 8/5/62 (8/30/62), m/o 2/5/65

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Birth: 08/14/1839, Troy, NY
Death: 07/25/1910

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 45284634
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
Portrait?: Charles Collection, VHS off-site
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: 10th Vt. History off-site

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Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT

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John Alexander Sheldon, who for several years has been postmaster of Rutland, died at his home on North Main Street at 12:30 o'clock, July 25, after a few weeks illness with heart failure, which with complications caused his death. With the exception of one son, who was called out of town suddenly, the members of his family were with him and recognized by him until the end.

He had been prominent in state and local politics, and had a remarkable war record, and was a prominent businessman. He was an officer at the State Soldiers Home. Mr. Sheldon had been in poor health throughout the winter months, and on June 18 he went to Dr. Strong's sanitarium for a rest, and on July 8 he was taken with an acute attack of Heart failure, and from this never recovered.

Bradford United Opinion, Aug. 5, 1910
Courtesy of Deanna French