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Amadon, John Henry


Age: 18, credited to Marshfield, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 11/25/63, m/i 11/25/63, Pvt, Co. I, 11th VT INF, m/o 8/25/65

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Birth: 09/22/1848, Rockingham, VT
Death: 06/01/1938

Burial: North Hyde Park Cemetery, Hyde Park, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 66116736


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes
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: Son of John Q. Amadon, same company

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


Great Grandfather of Jennifer Burt, Waterville, VT

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North Hyde Park Cemetery, Hyde Park, VT

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Seriously Injured.-- John H. Amidon, of Elmore, a veteran of Company I, 11th Vermont Regiment, Heavy Artillery, was seriously, if not fatally injured by the premature discharge of a cannon at Camp Reynolds, Morrisville, last week Wednesday, the result of gross carelessness. The cannon was not swabbed; no one was thumbing the vent. His face and hands were frightfully burned, and if he survives, he will lose one if not both eyes.

Argus & Patriot, September 18, 1878, page 2.

North Hyde Park Hob Nobbing

John Amidon has been down to the village. His arm is healing rapidly, and he says he is all right, except the fact that he cannot fill his pipe. His left hand had to be amputated, also one finger and part of another on the right hand. Amidon says his helpers in loading the cannon were in no way to blame, as has been rumored, that he knows what caused the accident, and when he chooses to explain will do so.

Argus & Patriot, July 22, 1891, page 3.


Comrade John Amadon, a Civil war veteran nearly 90 years of age, died last week Wednesday at the home of his daughter in Waterville. He was the last surviving Union soldier in the county.

Source: Bethel Courier, June 9, 1938
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.

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