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Sinnott, John T.


Age: 24, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: comn 1LT, Co. A, 13th VT INF, 9/11/62 (10/4/62), mwia, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, d/wds 7/6/63, Seminary Genl Hosp., Gettysburg

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Birth: 1838, County Wexford, Ireland
Death: 07/06/1863

Burial: St. Bridgets Cemetery, West Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 44513922


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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: 13th Vt. History off-site


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St. Bridgets Cemetery, West Rutland, VT

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Vermont Officers Reunion Society Collection
Courtesy Vermont Historical Society


Lieutenant Sinnott's hat, which shows evidence of the fragment from the exploding shell that mortally wounded him on July 3, 1863 at Gettysburg, causing his death three days later.

Portrait Portrait
Portrait Portrait
Portrait Portrait

Courtesy of Duane Merrill and Company, Auctioneers & Appraisers, Williston, VT

For background, see Brennan Gauthier's article.


LIEUT. SENNOTT (sic) - We learn from one of our townsmen, who has just returned from Gettysburg, that Lieut. Sennott, from this place, and a member of Co. A., 13th Regiment, died in hospital at Gettysburg on the 11th inst. The last intelligence we had received regarding him, was from an officer of one of our nine month's regiments and was to the effect that he would probably recover, which we took pleasure in stating to our readers. The announcement of his death will, therefore, fall with the more suddenness upon the community.

The brilliant conduct to the company of which Lieut. Sennott was a member, at the battle of Gettysburg; the conspicuous part it bore in the dashing charge of Thursday upon the rebels and the recapture of the guns of a company of the 5th regular artillery, bringing off rebel cannon beside, is well known to our readers. Lieut. Sennott took a prominent part in this charge and conducted himself throughout the battle with great bravery, until he was, at it proves, mortally wounded on Friday by a shell exploding near him, a fragment of which struck him upon the forehead.

Lieut. Sennott was active in enlisting men for his company when the 13th regiment was formed; he has shown that he was a most gallant soldier and patriotic man, and his memory will live in the hearts of a grateful community.

Contributed by Jennifer Snoots.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, July 28, 1863.
13th Vermont Regimental History

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