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Savery, John H.


Age: 24, credited to Clarendon, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/8/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. B, 2nd VT INF, mwia, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, d/wds 4/18/62

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Birth: 04/15/1842, Clarendon, VT
Death: 04/18/1862

Burial: Yorktown National Cemetery, Yorktown, VA
Marker/Plot: 788
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 11839847

Cenotaph: Chippenhook Cemetery, Clarendon, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 58728034


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother Mary, 1/5/1865
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 Granduncle of Nan Dumas, Boston, MA

2nd Great Granduncle of Barbara A. Taylor Valentin, Juliet, TN

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Yorktown National Cemetery, VA

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Cenotaph in Chippenhook Cemetery, Clarendon, VT

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Death of a Vt. Soldier. - John H. Savery of Clarendon, a member of one of the Vermont Regiments, was shot dead before the rebel works at Yorktown on the 18th April. He was unwell on that day and excused from active duty, but assisted his comrade Horace Tower, from the same town, in carrying rations to the picket guard. Arriving there, young Savery, desiring to get a good view of the rebel works ventured out to a knell, but he had scarcely taken his position there before he was shot through the heart by a rifle ball, and died without a struggle, or a groan. He was a brave soldier, and is much lamented.

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, May 13, 1862
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.