Age: 0, credited to Vermont
Unit(s): 7th MA INF
Service: Co. B, 7th MA INF
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Birth: Abt 1825, England
Burial: Summer Hill Cemetery, Springfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None Noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/26/1862, not approved (see obituary, below)
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)
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Summer Hill Cemetery, Springfield, VT
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ObituarySource: The Vermont Tribune, February 19, 1892
John Grimshaw died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. J. E. Stone, Sunday evening. Mr. Grimshaw was a soldier of the late war, serving in Co. B, 7th regiment Massachusetts Infantry. He had for the past twenty years been a great sufferer from rheumatism and was totally blind. He had for the past sixteen years been totally helpless and was faithfully cared for during all these long years by his daughter. His funeral was largely attended by friends and neighbors. Jarvis Post, G.A.R. attended in a body and did escort duty.
Source: Burlington Free Press, February 19, 1892
John Grimshaw died in Springfield this week, his death terminating one of the most remarkable pension cases on record. He was born in England but came early to this country and when the war broke out enlisted from Portsmouth, N.H. He was, at the time of his enlistment, afflicted with an incurable disease and it was a condition of his enlistment that he claim no pension. Nevertheless, he did claim one and for 20 years his claim has been pending but was disallowed. C. C. Johnson of Springfield finally secured it and the papers would have come this month. The pension would have been $72 per month and $9500 back pay.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.