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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
Death: 06/23/1887

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
Portrait?: Unknown
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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Copyright notice


Tyler Cemetery, Vernon, VT

Check the cemetery for location/directions and other veterans who may be buried there.


The Vermont Phoenix, Brattleboro, Friday, June 24, 1887 ran a number of articles under the banner "A Week of Excitement."

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.

Contributed by Gail Lynde.

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