Connelly, John C.
Age: 23, credited to Arlington, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF, 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 8/28/62, m/i 10/21/62, Pvt, Co. C, 14th VT INF, red, m/o 7/30/63; enl 1/4/64, m/i 1/4/64, Pvt, Co. G, 1st VT CAV, pr SGT 10/1/64, pr Co. QMSGT, wdd, 10/7/64, dsrtd 11/26/64, in Co. 4/30/65, tr to Co. E 6/21/65, m/o 8/9/65
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Birth: 1839, County Waterford, Ireland
Burial: Veterans Home Cemetery, Bennington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 95666662
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/19/1880
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(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: Died at Bennington Soldiers' Home
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Roll Of Men Temporarily Attached To Battery H, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery.
[This roll is not complete, but we have inserted the names and records of the attached men so far as obtainable.]
Clifford, Thomas, Twelfth Vermont Infantry, from March 16, 1863; absent sick in hospital at Alexandria, Va., as per regimental return, April 14, 1863.
Ormsbee, William H., Thirteenth [Vermont] Infantry, from March 16, 1863; absent sick in hospital at Alexandria, Va., since April 24, 1863; still in hospital June, 1863, as per regimental return.
White, Lucian, Thirteenth Vermont Infantry, from March 16, 1863; reported absent without leave since April 26, 1863; still absent without leave May 26, 1863, as per regimental return.
Connelly, J. C, Fourteenth Vermont Infantry, from March 16, 1863; absent without leave since May 28, 1863; no further account of him as per regimental return June, 1863.
Clark, I. T., Fifteenth Vermont Infantry, from March 16, 1863; reported sick on regimental return April 14, 1863.
Davis, Charles, Fifteenth Vermont Infantry, from March 16, 1863, to July 10, 1863.
White, John D., Sixteenth Vermont Infantry, from March 16, 1863; badly hurt while on field drill at Chantilly, Va., June 12, 1863, being thrown on the pommel of his saddle, causing him to be ruptured. On the return of the battery to Camp Barry, June 26, 1863, he was sent to post hospital, remaining there until his regiment was mustered out of service, July 10, 1863.
Earl Fenner, The History of Battery H, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery in the War to Preserve The Union 1861-1865, (Snow & Farnham, Providence, RI, 1894), pp. 193-194
Webmaster's Note: There is no I. T. Clark in the 15th Vermont, or any Vermont unit for that matter; there were several Clarks in the regiment, but it would be impossible, without additional information, to identify him.
THE 100th DEATH
Died April 27th at the Vermont Soldiers' Home, John Connelly, late Co. C, 14th Vermont Infantry and Co. G, 1st Vermont Cavalry, aged 60 years. Enlisted at Arlington. Admitted June 11, 1890, and re-admitted March 27th, 1890. Death No. 100.
Source: Burlington Free Press, April 29, 1899
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.