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Kusick, John B.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Stowe, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF, 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/8/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. H, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; enl 12/1/63, m/i 12/12/63, Pvt, Co. I, 11th VT INF, kia, Cold Harbor, 6/5/64

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1841, Stowe, VT
Death: 06/05/1864

Burial: Cold Harbor National Cemetery, Mechanicsville, VA
Marker/Plot: B-226
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 74191030

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
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: 13th Vt. History off-site

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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Tombstone

Cold Harbor National Cemetery, VA

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Biography

JOHN B. KUSIC volunteered from the town of Stowe, Vt., September 8th, 1862 at the age of 21, and joined Company H. Served until discharged with his regiment July 21st, 1863. Reenlisted December 1st, 1863 into 11th Regiment, Company I. Killed in the battle of Cold Harbor, Va., June 5th, 1864, and buried at Cold Harbor, National Cemetery, Va. Because of the loyalty and heroism of such as Comrade Kusic the Union was saved from dissolution.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 662

John B. Kusic

Born in Stowe, was enrolled in Co. H., 13th Vt. Regt., Sept 8,'62; mustered in private Oct 10,'62, age 21.; discharged his duty faithfully as a soldier; mustered out with his regiment July 21,'63; receiver $50 town bounty, and $5 from individuals; re-enlisted Dec. 1,'63. Mustered as a private, in Co. I, 11th Vt. Regt. Dec 12,'63. During the Battle of Cold Harbor, June 5,'64, while lying in a rifle pit at the rear of our works, he had just finished writing a letter home, and being weary with the confinement, raised himself above the breastworks, when one of his comrades, P.J. Knight, told him he had better keep his head down, or the rebs would spoil it.. He said the ball was not run which would kill him, but just then a ball hit him in the head, striking him senseless, and caused his death in about 4 hours. He had received $300 bounty from the town on his last enlistment.

Hemenway's Historical Gazetteer, 1871, 2:755

Submitted By: Deanna French.