Bemis, John Lowell
Age: 30, credited to Chester, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 6/9/62, m/i 7/9/62, Pvt, Co. D, 9th VT INF, m/o 6/13/65
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Birth: 08/19/1830, Chester, VT
Burial: Smokeshire Cemetery, Chester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 51277848
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/25/1880
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)
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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Smokeshire Cemetery, Chester, VT
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WAS HIT BY TRAIN
John L. Bemis Lost His Life on Rutland Railroad Track
Chester, Jan. 14. - John Lowell Bemis, aged 78 years, a farmer living near this place, was struck by a train on the Rutland railroad Wednesday while he was driving over the crossing near the Gassetts station and received injuries from which he died two hours later. Mr. Bemis was deaf and probably was unable to hear the approaching train. The crossing on which the accident occurred is a bad one and is approached by a long curve and the engineer of the train said that he was unable to do anything to stop the train in time to avoid the accident.
The engine struck the horse, killing the animal and Mr. Bemis was evidently thrown under the engine as one leg was cut off. His back was also broken and he was badly cut about the head. The unfortunate man was taken into the station at Gassetts and medical aid summoned but he died without recovering consciousness. The body was taken to his home. Mr. Bemis is survived by two sons, George Bemis, who lived with his father, and William Bemis, a resident of Keene, N. H.
Source: Barre Daily Times, January 14, 1910
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.