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Wright, John E. P.


Age: 25, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 8/21/62, m/i 9/15/62, Pvt, Co. G, 2nd VT INF, dis/wds, 7/28/64

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Birth: 1837, Bradford, VT
Death: 03/16/1911

Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 54119701


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/26/1864; widow Olly M., 3/25/1911, 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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Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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John E. P. Wright, Who Died Yesterday in Burlington

Burlington, March 17. - John E. P. Wright, one of Burlington's oldest and most respected citizens, died yesterday afternoon at his home on King street, after an illness of a few months with heart trouble. The funeral will be held at 2:30 o'clock, Sunday afternoon from his late home.

Mr. Wright was a veteran of the Civil war with a creditable war record, having participated in 13 important battles. He was one of the first three years' men to go out. He enlisted in Company G, Second Vermont infantry, August 21, 1862, and lost his left arm in the battle of Spottsylvania. Aside from this battle he served at Gettysburg, Fredericksburg, Antietam, the first battle of Bull Run, Mine Run, Mary's Heights and others. He was mustered out of the service because of wounds received.

The deceased is survived by his wife, two sons and four daughters. The sons and daughters are George E. Wright, who lives in the West, William F. of Somerville, Mass. , Mrs. W. C. Williams of Benton Harbor, Mich. , Mrs. Edward E. Witham of Fair Haven, Mrs. A. P. Childs of St. Albans and Mrs. D. T. Molinaor of Castleton.

Mr. Wright, besides being one of the oldest members of Stannard post, belongs to Green Mountain lodge, I. O. O. F. He was born in Bradford February 28, 1837, and came to Burlington in 1859. August 16, 1860 he married Olly M. Hathaway and they quietly celebrated their 50th anniversary last August. For the past few years he has been one of the superintendents in the employ of the street department.

Source: Barre Times, March 17, 1911
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.