Individual Record -- Sugland, John G.
Age: 21, credited to Vernon, VT
Unit(s): 54th MA INF
Service: enl 12/14/63, m/i 1/22/64, Brattleboro, VT, PVT, Co. K, 54th MA INF, m/o 8/20/65 (5' 8" Black eyes, Black hair, Black complexion; farmer)
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Birth: 1842, Keene, NH
Burial: Tyler Cemetery, Vernon, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 133729074
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/15/1885, not approved; widow Sophronia, 8/8/1890, VT
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: Committed suicide by hanging himself in a jail cell. See details below.
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Tyler Cemetery, Vernon, VT
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ArticleThe Vermont Phoenix, Brattleboro, Friday, June 24, 1887 ran a number of articles under the banner "A Week of Excitement."Contributed by Gail Lynde.
They detail the murder of a young girl supposedly by John Sugland, and his suicide during the trial.
Warning! The article is graphic and racist, and we have decided not to post the link here.