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Worthen, John


Age: 23, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF, 7th VT INF
Service: substiute - enl 5/10/61, m/i 6/20/61, Pvt, Co. B, 2nd VT INF, pr CPL 8/28/62, dis/dsb 4/16/63; enl 8/10/64, m/i 8/10/64, Pvt, Co. D, 7th VT INF, m/o 3/14/66

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Birth: 05/16/1838, Clarendon, VT
Death: 04/14/1903

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 51471106


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Marion E., 1/6/1903, VT
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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Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT

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John Worthen

Rutland Daily Herald, April 15, 1903:

John Worthen died of pneumonia and dropsy at 2.45 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home, No. 210 South Main street, after an illness of about three weeks.

Mr. Worthen was the son of Rodney and Louisa Worthen, and was born in Lockport, N.Y., May 16, 1838. When he was seven years old his parents removed to this state, and for the greater part of the time since then he has been a resident of Rutland. In 1867 he married Marion E. Wilkins, who survives him. He also leaves four children, Mrs. F.J. Bourne, Miss Ina M. Worthen, Archie J. Worthen and Garfield A. Worthen, all of this city; four sisters, Mrs. George Nicholas of Clinton, Mass., Mrs. Thomas Griffith of Providence, R.I., Mrs. Hosea Rowe of Chicago and Mrs. Byron Knapp of New Mexico.

Mr. Worthen has been a truckman in this city for about 20 years. He was a member of Roberts post, Grand Army of the Republic.

Mr. Worthen had a long army record. He enlisted May 10, 1861, and was mustered into company B, 2d Vermont volunteer infantry, June 20 of that year. As a member of the Vermont brigade, Gettysburg division, 6th corps, Mr. Worthen was engaged in the battle of Bull Run, Williamsburg, Savage Station, Antietam and Fredericksburg. He was made a corporal August 28, 1862. On account of a broken arm Mr. Worthen was honorably discharged April 5, 1863. He re-enlisted for three years service in company D, 7th Vermont volunteers, August 10, 1864, and was stationed at New Orleans until February 1865, when he was removed to Mobile Point. He participated in the battles of the Mobile campaign and Spanish fort and at Whistler, Ala. In 1865 his company was ordered to Clarksville, Tex., where he served under Phillip H. Sheridan in the army of observation until he was mustered out of service at Brownsville, Tex., March 14, 1866.

The funeral will be held at the house tomorrow afternoon at 2.30 o'clock.

Contributed by Jen Snoots.