Haley, John Jr.
Age: 20, credited to Mount Holly, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 8/7/62, m/i 9/30/62, Pvt, Co. C, 4th VT INF, pr CPL, wdd, Spotsylvania, 5/12/64, wdd, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64, dis/wds, 5/29/65
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Birth: abt 1842, Ireland
Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/19/1865
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Calvary Cemetery, Rutland, VT
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Rutland Daily Herald, Dec. 30, 1901:
John Haley, a well-known veteran of the civil war, died at the home of his sister on Meadow street yesterday morning after a brief illness with Bright's disease. Mr. Haley was born in May, 1844, in county Roscommon, Ireland. When young he came with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Haley, to this country, and located at Mount Holly.
In 1861 the son enlisted as a private in company C, 4th Vermont infantry. His war experience was long and varied and he had the reputation of being a brave soldier. He participated in 12 battles, among them being Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Spotsylvania, Salem's Heights, Wilderness and Cedar Creek. Early in the year 1863 Private Haley was promoted to the rank of corporal.
In the battle of Spotsylvania, on May 12, 1864, the bone of his right wrist was shattered by a bullet. The hand was badly disabled and never after assumed its normal shape. Less than six months after his first wound, Corporal Haley received a bullet through the shoulder, on October 19, 1864, at the battle of Cedar Creek. He was laid up by the wound for some time and shortly after returning to duty received his honorable discharge, May 29, 1865.
Mr. Haley came to Rutland and for about seven years worked in the local railroad yards. He had not been in good health for over a year previous to his death and was taken very sick with Bright's disease about a week ago. He suffered considerably, but was unconscious much of the time before the end, which came about 4.30 o'clock yesterday morning.
He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. A.W. Field of Leominster, Mass., and Miss Bridget Haley of No. 5 Meadow street; a brother, Patrick Haley of Shrewsbury, and a niece, Miss Tessie Haley of Meadow street. The funeral will be held at St. Peter's church tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. The burial will be in Calvary cemetery. [Note: name is spelled Healey on gravestones, Haley throughout obituary]
Courtesy of Jennifer Snoots.