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Clough, John E.
Age: 20, credited to Williamstown, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 9/7/61, m/i 9/20/61, Pvt, Co. D, 2nd VT INF, escaped from prison, reen 1/31/64, pow 5/10/64, Andersonville, prld 1/10/165, m/o 7/15/65
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Birth: 06/06/1841, Williamstown, VT
Burial: Cutler Cemetery, East Montpelier, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 79405114
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/23/1867; widow Laura E., 7/14/1924, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Cutler Cemetery, Montpelier, VT
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John E. Clough, Civil War Veteran, Killed Himself at East Montpelier
John E. Clough, a Civil war veteran, 83 years of age, was found dying at the house where he lived alone near the church in East Montpelier yesterday morning about 8 o'clock by Mrs. Greene, a neighbor, with a gash two inches long in his throat, apparently inflicted by himself with a jackknife with a four inch blade which was found near the bed. He was taken to the Heaton hospital in Montpelier where he died of the wound about 11 o'clock, remaining conscious till near the end, but refusing to make an explanation.
In the opinion of the physician who was summoned to attend him, the wound had been made two hours before he was found. Deputy Sheriff R.W. Mears was summoned from the Washington county jail when the condition of the aged man was discovered and State's Attorney Charles B. Adams was notified later and made an investigation. They stated that it was a case of suicide. There were no marks of a struggle and the only other wound Mr. Clough had was a slight cut on the left forefinger. The cut he made in his throat partly severed the windpipe. He was said by neighbors to have been in his usual good spirits lately, though he had recently had an extended attack of indigestion from which he was making a good recovery.
Mr. Clough was born in Williamstown Jan. 7, 1841, the son of Clark E. and Martha (Brown) Clough. He was married in 1873 to Laura E. Andrews, who survives him. She makes her home with her daughter. He also leaves two daughters, Mrs. Bernard Hersey and Miss Myrtie Clough of Montpelier, and a brother, Charles Clough of Boston. He had made his home in East Montpelier for many years. He enlisted in the army from Montpelier and served throughout the Civil war, being a prisoner at Andersonville for nine months.
Source: Barre Daily Times, June 20, 1924
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.