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Bain, John J. Jr.
Age: 20, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/7/61, m/i 6/20/61, 1SGT, Co. G, 2nd VT INF, comn 2LT, 7/5/62 (7/5/62), pr 1LT, 3/10/63 (3/17/63), wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64 (gsw, face), m/o 6/29/64
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Birth: 08/04/1842, Montreal, Canada East
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Courtesy of Arlington National Cemetery
Findagrave Memorial #: 34388998
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/20/1864
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 J. Bain
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John J. Bain
St. Albans Daily Messenger
St, Albans, Vt., Friday, December 22, 1911
Capt. John J. Bain
Capt. John J. Bain of Washington D.C., who died December 7, at Washington, the funeral being held at the residence of his son-in-law, Edward B. Russ, in that city, was for many years a resident of Burlington, having gone there with his parents when a child. When his country's call for troops came, he quickly responded, and May 7, 1861, he enlisted in Company G, Second Vermont Regiment, Capt. John T. Drew commanding, and upon its organization was appointed first sergeant.
His record is a gallant one, full of hard service, his baptism of fire being at the battle of Bull Run, Va., July 21, 1861. July 5, 1862, he was promoted second lieutenant. He was present in sixteen general engagements of his regiment until severely wounded May 5, 1864, during the first day's battle of the Wilderness. For a long time he served as aide-de-camp on the staff of Maj.-Gen Lewis A. Grant, the distinguished commander of the "Old Vermont Brigade", and at the time he was wounded, he was acting assistant adjutant-general of the brigade.
At the close of the war Captain Bain returned to Burlington, where he made his home, following the business of bookbinding. Owing to his wounds, however, he was unable to continue in that occupation, an receiving the appointment to a responsible position in one of the departments in Washington, he went there to reside a few years ago, making his home with his daughter, Mrs. Edward B. Russ, but was later obliged to resign that position, the severity of his wound incapacitating him from active work.
While in Burlington, he was a member of Stannard Post No. 2, G.A.R. He was also a member of the Association of the Survivors of the Sixth Army Corps, and a charter member of the Vermont State Association, being one if the leaders in its organization 30 years ago.
Contributed by Bob Hackett.