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Patterson, John


Age: 18, credited to Unknown
Unit(s): 96th NY INF
Service: enl. 10/29/61 Co. C 96th NY INF, m/i 11/17/61; reenl 1/21/64 NC, m/o 2/6/66 at City Point, VA

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Birth: 02/13/1844, Plattsburgh, NY
Death: 02/21/1915, Barre, VT

Burial: Village Cemetery, Essex, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 69698010


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: Unknown


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Village Cemetery, Essex, VT

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John Patterson, a veteran of the Civil War, and a survivor of Libby prison, Belle Isle, and Salisbury, passed away at his home on Allen Street Sunday afternoon at 2:55 o'clock. Mr. Patterson had been in failing health for a long time, although his condition had not been considered critical until six weeks ago. He leaves his daughter, Mrs. Bernice E. Newcomb, with whom he had resided the past six years; and two step-sons, William Bettis, of Rutland, and John Bettis, of Richmond.

The deceased was born in Plattsburgh, N. Y. Feb. 13, 1844, and was therefore 71 years old, having observed his birthday anniversary one week ago last Saturday. Mr. Patterson was a farmer by training, and followed that occupation until he retired a few years ago.

As a young man he answered the call to the colors, and was one of the first to enlist from his hometown, Plattsburg, in the struggle for the preservation of the Union. He served in Co. C., of the 96th New York volunteers, and saw some of the most strenuous fighting of the war between the States. Three times he was interned in Confederate prisons. After having served throughout the war, he was retained in the service of the United States for six months after the rebellion had been quelled. He was assigned to duty in the defence and patrolling of Richmond after Appomattox, and it is doubtful if any veteran in this section was in the service for a longer period of time than Mr. Patterson.

His marriage to Mrs. Phoebe Bettis took place in Williston, Aug. 2, 1876. In Williston and Richmond the family resided until 1909, when Mrs. Patterson passed away. After her death Mr. Patterson came to Barre, and took up a permanent residence here. He belonged to R. B. Crandall Post, No. 56, G.A.R., and retained an active interest in the welfare of the Grand Army boys. In the Post, as well as in other circles, acquaintances of Mr. Patterson will mourn the loss of a loyal friend. He was an adherent of the Universalist Church.

Funeral services will be held at the house Tuesday at 2:30 o'clock. The officiating clergyman will be Rev. George H. Holt, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Over the Central Vermont railroad, at 8:15 o'clock on Wednesday, the remains will be taken to Essex Junction for interment in the family lot.

Source: Barre Daily Times, Feb. 22, 1915
Courtesy of Deanna French

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