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Sugland, John G.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Vernon, VT
Unit(s): 54th MA INF
Service: enl 12/14/63, m/i 1/22/64, Brattleboro, VT, PVT, Co. K, 54th MA INF, m/o 8/20/65 (5' 8" Black eyes, Black hair, Black complexion; farmer)

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VITALS

Birth: 1842, Keene, NH
Death: 06/23/1887

Burial: Tyler Cemetery, Vernon, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Edwards
Findagrave Memorial #: 133729074

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/15/1885, not approved; widow Sophronia, 8/8/1890, 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: Committed suicide by hanging himself in a jail cell. See details below.

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Tyler Cemetery, Vernon, VT

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Thu, Jun 30, 1887 – 4 · The St Johnsbury Caledonian (St. Johnsbury, Vermont) · Newspapers.com

See the article "A Week of Excitement", starting in column four in the 24 June 1887 edition of Brattleboro's Vermont Phoenix for the complete story. Suggested by Gail Lynde.