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Sheridan, John D.


Age: 31, credited to Swanton, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 5th VT INF, 11th VT INF
Service: comn 2LT, Co. A, 1st VT INF, 5/2/61 (5/2/61), m/o 8/15/61; comn CPT, Co. C, 5th VT INF, 9/5/61 (9/5/61), resgd 7/10/62; enl 12/21/63, m/i 1/4/64, Pvt, Co. E, 11th VT INF, pr SGT 6/8/64, comn 2LT, Co. M, 9/2/64, pr 1LT, Co. L, 5/23/65 (6/2/65), wdd, Winchester, 9/19/64, tr to Co. A, 6/24/65, m/o 8/25/65

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Birth: 1830, County Tipperary, Ireland
Death: 04/19/1901

Burial: Church Street Cemetery, Swanton, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 20590204


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
Portrait?: VHS Collections
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: Died in Beecher Falls (St. Albans Messenger)

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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Church Street Cemetery, Swanton, VT

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VHS - Reunion Society Collection


Death in Beecher Falls of Capt. John D Sheridan.

Capt. John D. Sheridan died at Beecher Falls Friday morning, very suddenly of heart disease. Word was sent to his daughter here, Mrs. Mary S. Parsons, by telephone. Capt. Sheridan went to the war of the rebellion from Swanton, and was a brave and excellent officer. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge here, of the G.A.R., Post Jewett, and a Knight Templar. He received an appointment several years ago in the customs service at Beecher Falls and has remained there ever since, keeping up however, his connections with his lodge here. The remains will be brought here by the evening mail from Portland Saturday night, and the funeral will be held from the Episcopal church Sunday at 1 p.m. The Masons will have charge of the funeral.

Source: Burlington Free Press, April 20, 1901
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.