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Tague, John

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Bakersfield, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/11/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. G, 13th VT INF, wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, m/o 7/21/63

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VITALS

Birth: 1844, Fairfield, VT
Death: 09/28/1915

Burial: St. George Cemetery, Bakersfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 20402448

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/18/1864
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

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Tombstone

St. George Cemetery, Bakersfield, VT

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Biography

JOHN TAGUE.

He was born in Fairfield, Vt., but enlisted from the town of Bakersfield in September, 1862, and was a member of Company G. He was one of the younger boys and was lively and full of fun, ready for a scrap at all times. His father and mother were Irish and he was Irish too and genuine 'Yankee just the same. He was proud of his descent and claimed old Ireland was the land from which sprang the best material for soldiers. It is true that Comrade Tague was a first class fellow and soldier, none better in Company G, honest and never stole hens or milked cows when on the picket line except when hungry and short of rations. He had a genial disposition, humorous and trite in his conversation. At the battle of Gettysburg he acquitted himself with honor. He manifested no fear and exposed his person with reckless daring. He was seriously wounded, a minnie ball passing through both legs above the knees, but he recovered and returned to his home and recovered so as to be able to labor. He married the sister of John McMahon, the noted shoulder and elbow wrestler and to them were born several children, all good wrestlers. He still survives and his home is in East Fairfield, Vt. His old comrades are always welcome.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 630

Obituary

East Fairfield

John Tague, aged 70 years, a life long resident of this county, and a Civil war veteran, died at his home Tuesday morning at 5 o'clock after a short illness. Mr. Tague leaves two daughters, Mrs. Harry P. Hale and Mrs. George S. Burleson, and one son, W. E. Tague, all of this place. Funeral services were held Thursday morning at the Catholic Church in Bakersfield.

Source:

Free Press Sep. 30, 1915
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.