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Pope, John Jr.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 26, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 12th VT INF
Service: enl 8/23/62, m/i 10/4/62, CPL, Co. C, 12th VT INF, d/dis 4/16/63

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VITALS

Birth: 1835, Sutton, VT
Death: 04/16/1863

Burial: Elmwood Avenue Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: 67
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 28771638

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Nancy C., 5/6/1863
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 Benedict's Army Life in Virginia

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Tombstone

Elmwood Avenue Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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Obituary

Our Army Correspondence

The ranks of Co. C, have been sadly depleted by the prevailing maladies, and two more of our number have passed away, where they will never more be required to answer to earthly roll call. The command and the cause has lost two good soldiers, in the deaths of Corporal Pope and Private Sutton. Pope was one of those perfectly trusty men, on whom their officers rely with absolute confidence. Always read, when in health, industrious, earnest, faithful, judicious, obliging, a true patriot and a good man, -- no soldier in the Brigade had a better record to point to than that of Corporal. John Pope. We had all learned to respect and esteem him, and we mourn for him as a brother. Sutton, too, was a faithful and excellent soldier -- such as we can ill spare. I fear that there are more to follow them. A season of steady dry and warm weather, however, such as I trust we are about to have, will do wonders for the health of the command.

Source: The Burlington Free Press, 1 May 1863
Courtesy of Deanna French