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McGinniss, John Edward


Age: 18, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 12/16/63, m/i 1/2/64, PVT, Co. B, 9th VT INF, pr CPL 9/26/64, pr 1SGT 6/15/64, tr to Co. C, 6/13/65, comn 1LT 7/3/65 (7/20/65), d/dis 11/10/65

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Birth: abt 1845, Wallingford, VT
Death: 11/10/1865

Burial: West Street Catholic Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots

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


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
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

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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West Street Catholic Cemetery, Rutland, VT

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Lieut. John E. McGinnis, Co. C, 9th Vt. Vols., formerly of Rutland, did at Portsmouth, Va., Nov. 10Th, at which place that regiment is now stationed. Lieut. McGinnis, though quite young, had raised from the ranks to First Lieut. And possessed superior qualities as a soldier.

Source: Vermont Record, November 24, 1865
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.