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Pierce, John W.


Age: 23, credited to Plymouth, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. C, 16th VT INF, wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, m/o 8/10/63

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Birth: 06/17/1839, Rindge, NH
Death: 06/18/1931

Burial: Plymouth Notch Cemetery, Plymouth, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris +

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/23/1879
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


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Plymouth Notch Cemetery, Plymouth, VT

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John W. Pierce, 92, Who Fought at Gettysburg, Dies at Home.

LUDLOW, June 19. - John W. Pierce, 92, a prominent Civil War veteran and member of O. O. Howard post, G.A.R., died at his home in Plymouth Union yesterday. He had lived in Plymouth all his life and for the last few years had been cared for by his niece, Miss Sally Sommers. Mr. Pierce was born in Ringe, N.H., July 16, 1839. He was a historian and a great reader. Up to a few moths ago he could repeat from memory the entire roster of his Civil War company. He served in Company G. 16th Regiment and saw service in Stannard’s brigade at the Battle of Gettysburg. Mr. Pierce’s death reduces the membership of O. O. Howard post to two members, E. A. Hall a member of Company I, 2nd Vermont Regiment and George A. Petty, commander of the post who served in the 2nd Vermont Battery Light Artillery.

Funeral services will be held at the church at Plymouth Notch tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. N. M. Moss, pastor of the United church at Ludlow will officiate. The services will be held under the direction of Company B, 172nd Infantry, Vermont National guard, Capt. Alfred H. Catozzi of Ludlow commanding. A firing squad will be in attendance and taps will be sounded. Burial will be in the Cemetery at Plymouth.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, June 20, 1931
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.