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Williams, John Riley


Age: 40, credited to Braintree, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 6/2/62, m/i 7/9/62, Pvt, Co. G, 9th VT INF, m/o 7/5/63

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Birth: 02/83/1822, Strafford, VT
Death: 01/18/1911

Burial: Lower Branch Cemetery, Braintree, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carl/Janice Thresher
Findagrave Memorial #: 79670128


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/17/1880
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: None

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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Lower Branch Cemetery, Braintree, VT

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Aged Resident of Randolph and Civil War Veteran.

Randolph, Jan. 19. John R. Williams, aged 89, died at his home here yesterday. He was born in Braintree, but had lived in Randolph many years. He was enlisted in Co. G, 9th Vermont regiment, June 2, 1862. While fighting at Harpers Ferry he was taken prisoner with his regiment and confined in a hospital at Alexandria, Va. He is survived by two brothers and a sister.

Source: Barre Times, Jan 19, 1911
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.