Age: 30, credited to Guilford, VT
Unit(s): 22nd NY INF, 93rd NY INF
Service: enl, Cambridge, NY, 5/7/61, m/i, Pvt, Co. D, 22nd NY INF, m/o 6/19/63, Albany, NY; enl, White Creek, NY, 3/25/64, m/i Pvt, Co. G, 93rd NY INF, , tr to Co. C, 11/11/64, pr CPL 11/25/64, pr SGT 3/16/65, m/o 6/29/65, Washington, DC (some records say Shyfield or Sheffield)
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Birth: abt 1831, New Hampshire
Burial: Christ Church Cemetery, Guilford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 170111861
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, death date; both units
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)
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Christ Church Cemetery, Guilford, VT
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Sudden Death of John Slyfield.
John Slyfield, 68, a resident of this place for the past 18 or more years, was found dead in his bed Tuesday evening, evidently having died sometime during Monday night. He was found by C. K. Field, who at first thought him asleep. He eveidently passed from sleep to death without a struggle. Mr. Slyfield was a veteran of the civil war and served four years in a New York regiment, being wounded, which made him lame for life. He receieved a pension and has lived for a number of years in the small house near the Flagg homestead. He was a quiet, peaceable resident, and enjoyed making daily calls among his neighbors.
Source: Vermont Phoenix, Dec. 1, 1899
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.