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Yale, John Lyman


Age: 21, credited to Williston, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF, 17th VT INF
Service: comn CPT, Co. F, 13th VT INF, 9/10/62 (10/4/62), resgd 2/6/63; comn CPT, Co. K, 17th VT INF, 9/22/64 (9/23/64), m/o 7/14/65

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Birth: 10/28/1840, Charlotte, VT
Death: 09/05/1927

Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 33069967


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
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, Gibson Collection - Presentation sword


2nd Great Grandfather of Charles Crouter, Walla Walla, WA

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Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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Vermont Officers Reunion Society Collection
Courtesy Vermont Historical Society


JOHN L. YALE 1840 - 1927
13th and 17th Vermont Infantry

Captain John L. Yale died Monday, September 5, 1927, at the home of his son in Arlington, Massachusetts. He was in his 86TH, year.

Commissioned Captain, September 10, 1862, of Company F, 13TH. Regiment, Vermont Infantry, his service in the regiment was cut short by Typhoid fever in January 1863. That illness forced his resignation on February 6, 1863.

He was the son of Deacon William Yale of Williston, Vt. That Deacon learned of his son's illness, traveled to Washington D. C. but was denied access to military areas. Undaunted, Deacon Yale appealed to Secretary of War, Edwin M. Stanton, who granted a military pass for hospital access. John Yale returned to Vermont the first week in March.

Careful nursing, backed by a strong constitution, restored John Yale's health and he was commissioned September 22, 1864 as Captain of Company K, 17TH. Regiment, Vermont Infantry. Serving to the end of the was he was honorable mustered out July 14, 1865.

After the war Captain Yale resided in Burlington and was, for many years, a devoted member of the Methodist Church. Surviving him were his widow and three children, Dr. George W. Yale of Arlington, Massachusetts, Mrs. A.L.E. Crouter of Philadelphia and Mrs. Frank S. Rogers of Watertown, Massachusetts and by a sister, Miss Caroline Yale of Clark School, Northampton, Massachusetts.

Interment was in Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, Vt. on September 9, 1927.

Military Record: YALE, JOHN L. Residence, Williston, Vt., Commissioned 10 September 1862, Captain of Company F, 13TH. Vermont Infantry; resigned 6 February 1863. Commissioned 22 September 1864, Captain of Company K, 17TH. Vermont Infantry. Mustered out 14 July 1865.

Source: John L. Yale Papers, Bailey-Howe Library, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vt.
Burlington Free Press, 7 and 8 September 1927, p. 8.
Revised Roster, pps. 492 and 595.
Blodgett, "Burial Records, Vermont Adjutant General".

Contributed by: Ken St. Germain

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