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Russell, John A.


Age: 0, credited to Bridport, VT
Unit(s): 24th NY LARTY
Service: 24th NY LARTY, pow, Andersonville

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Birth: 10/15/1844, Crown Point, NY
Death: 05/30/1925

Burial: Central Cemetery, Bridport, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 44572324


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/25/1880; widow Maria, 6/24/1925, VT
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: Pension index card lists Co. L, 3rd NY L. A., as well, but not on roster


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Central Cemetery, Bridport, VT

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John A. Russell Suffered Stroke of Paralysis at Home of Son.

John A. Russell died Saturday evening at the home of his son Sperry T. Russell in Middlebury after along illness. Two weeks ago he suffered a stroke of paralysis and gradually failed until his death. Mr. Russell was born in Crown Point, N.Y., October 15, 1844, but most of his life had been spent in Bridport. He was a soldier in the Civil war enlisting in Crown Point in June, 1861. He was a member of the "Rocket" Batallion, later of the 24th Independent battery artillery. He participated in many engagements and was wounded several times. In the battle of Plymouth, N.C., he was captured and held prisoner for 13 months. He married Maria D. Towne at Crown Point, N.Y., who survives him with three sons, Sperry T., Paris C., and John A., and one daughter, Meda, wife of Charles B. White. One son, Thad, died in 1886. He also leaves seven grandchildren.

The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at the Congregational church, Bridport, the Rev. R. A. Burn officiating. Mrs. R. A. Burn sang two hymns, "Saved by Grace", and "Shall we Gather at the River." There were many beautiful flowers to show the sympathy of friends. Burial was in the family lot in the Bridport cemetery and services there were conducted by Morning Sun chapter, No. 5, F. & A. M., of which Mr. Russell had long been a member.

Wade A. Walker, W. M., read the service and the bearers were J. A. Benson, B. W. Myrick, D. E. Myrick, F. A. Myrick, P. W. Myrick and A. A. Preble. Among those to attend the funeral were Mrs. C. B. White of Newbury, John A. Russell of Atlanta, Ga., Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Farnham and Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Cooks of Shoreham, Grant Baldwin of Pennsylvania and Donald Russell of Whitehall, N.Y., and Mr. and Mrs. Towne of Crown Point, N.Y.

Source: Middlebury Register, June 5, 1925
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.