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Greenwood, John

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 29, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/6/62, m/i 10/10/62, PVT, Co. D, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63 (Real name: Jean Baptiste Boivert)

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VITALS

Birth: 10/1831, Canada
Death: 04/24/1918

Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: 87
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/23/1890, NY
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: See John R. Fisher's site for additional details on this soldier

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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Biography

JOHN GREENWOOD enlisted at the age of 26 at Colchester in Sept. '62 and became a member of Company D. He was one of the most quiet men in the Company. There were times when there was considerable confusion, noise, loud talk and some fighting in the Company, but Greenwood was never a participant, sometimes in the dead hour of night, when a turmoil began and the Captain appeared with the query, "Who is making all the racket?" a dozen voices would reply much to the surprise of both parties "Greenwood." He was a model soldier served his time and was discharged with the regiment. He visits Vermont to attend the reunions of the regimental association, and is a prosperous farmer at Saranac, N. Y.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 534

Obituary

Funeral of John Greenwood

The funeral of John Greenwood was held yesterday at the home of his son, Henry Greenwood of Pitkin street, with burial at Lake View cemetery, where the service was conducted by the G. A. R.

Mr. Greenwood was born in Canada 87 years ago. He was a veteran of the Civil War. He leaves four children, Mrs. Eddie Jones of Saranac, N. Y., Mrs. Emma Coulbron of Danamora, N.Y., Fred Greenwood of Beekmantown, N. Y., and Henry Greenwood of Burlington; 16 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Source: Burlington Daily News, April 27, 1918.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.