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Crosby, John


Age: 19, credited to Reading, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 8/12/62, m/i 9/30/62, Pvt, Co. I, 2nd VT INF, wdd, Funkstown, 7/10/63 (severely), 5/19/64, dis/wds, 12/20/64

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Birth: 11/24/1842, Plymouth, VT
Death: 01/28/1918

Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 5771274


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/26/1865; widow Bridget, 2/15/1918, 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: None


2nd Great Grandfather of Lori Bullock Sullivan, Burlington, VT

2nd Great Grandfather of Brenda Hyland, Rutland, VT

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John Crosby

Rutland Daily Herald, Jan. 29, 1918:

John Crosby of 45 Howe street, a veteran of many Civil war battles, died at noon yesterday at his home at the age of 75 years. Mr. Crosby had been in poor health from rheumatism three or four years and on the 10th of this month he fell and broke his right hip. Since then he had failed steadily.

The son of Patrick and Mary Halpin Crosby, Mr. Crosby was born in Mount Holly November 27, 1842. He lived in Plymouth and for many years in Ludlow before coming to Rutland in 1890. Mr. Crosby was long employed as a lumberman and for a time after he resided in Rutland was an employee of the Rutland railroad company. For several years wounds he received in the army and resulting ailments had prevented his taking part in any active service and more recently his physical condition had been such that he did not often get far away from home.

Mr. Crosby is survived by his wife, Bridget Morrissey of Cavendish, to whom he was married January 12, 1867, in the old brick church on Meadow street by the late Rev. T. J. Gaffney, the marriage ceremony having been the first performed by the later well-known Rutland clergyman. Mr. and Mrs. Crosby observed their golden wedding anniversary January 10 last year, with a family reunion and the celebration at St. Peter's church of a solemn high mass. He also leaves four sons, Phillip J. and William F. of Rutland, John P. of Springfield and Charles A. of New London, Conn., 11 grandchildren, a brother, P. F. Crosby of Ludlow, and a sister, Mrs. Monroe Perkins of Woodstock.

Mr. Crosby lost his right arm at Spotsylvania and was wounded on two other occasions of which he bore the scars until his death. A bullet penetrated his leg and another nearly cost his life by a glancing wound in the head.

Having enlisted in company I., Second Vermont volunteers on August 12, 1862, Mr. Crosby served nearly three years, the last few months of this time, after losing his arm in 1864, on hospital duty. He participated in the battles of Fredericksburg, first and second Antietam, South Mountain, Gettysburg, Mine Run, Brandy Station, Culpepper, Robinson's Run, the seven days' battle of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania. He received his discharge for wounds December 20, 1864. Mr. Crosby was a charter member of O. O. Howard post, G.A.R. of Ludlow.

Roberts post G.A.R. will conduct its service this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the house and the funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock in St. Peter's church. Rev. W. P. Crosby of Proctor, a nephew of Mr. Crosby, will officiate.

Courtesy of Jennifer Snoots.