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
(State digraphs will show that this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldier's home)
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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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.