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Converse, John Rollin


Age: 20, credited to Panton, VT
Unit(s): 14th VT INF, 17th VT INF
Service: enl 9/16/62, m/i 10/21/62, Pvt, Co. I, 14th VT INF, comn 2LT, 7/363 (7/29/63), m/o 7/30/63; comn 2LT, Co. H, 17th VT INF, 5/19/64 (5/23/64), kia, Petersburg Mine, 7/30/64 [College: MC 62]

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Birth: 11/28/1842, Panton, VT
Death: 07/30/1864

Burial: Adams Ferry Cemetery, Panton, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 32128044


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother Sarah A., 1/16/1882
Portrait?: VHS Collections, USAHEC off-site
College?: MC 62
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


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Adams Ferry Cemetery, Panton, VT

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Identification Disks (Civil War Dog Tags)

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Lieut. J. R. Converse of the 17th Vermont was killed at the foot of the rebel breastworks, as he was leading his men in to the ruins of the Fort that had been blown up.

Source: The Enterprise and Vermonter, August 19, 1864
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.