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Rolfe, John McIntyre


Age: 24, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: comn 2LT, Co. D, 13th VT INF, 9/6/62 (10/4/62), resgd 1/30/63 [College: NU 59]

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Birth: 1838, Montpelier, VT
Death: 09/13/1902

Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: 18
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 71386172


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/6/1890, VT; widow Addie M., 11/5/1902, VT, not approved
Portrait?: VHS Collections
College?: NU 59
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: more off-site


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Greenmount Cemetery, Burlington, VT

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VHS - Reunion Society Collection


JOHN M. ROLFE at the organization of Company D was elected second lieutenant. He had had military training at Norwich Military School and was thus qualified to be and was an efficient officer. But his service was short, owing to the death of a brother at home and the infirmities of his father he resigned January 30th, 1863. Since the war his life was spent as a farmer; represented his town in the legislature, held the various town offices and was an honorable and respected citizen. He died September 13, 1902

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 530



The funeral of the late John M. Rolfe was held from his late home at Malletts Bay at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon and was largely attended. The Rev. Mr. Atwood of the Colchester Congregational Church officiated. The bearers were Messrs. Col. W. D. Munson, C. H. Shipman, W. H. Severance and G. N. Wright. Interment was in Green Mt. Cemetery. Undertaker A. E. Clement had charge of the arrangements. Mr. Rolfe served during the war of the rebellion as second lieutenant of the 13th Vermont regiment, commanded by Col. W. D. Munson, who acted as one of the bearers. Mr. Rolfe held many town offices, among which were: Selectman in '81, '82, '83 and town representative in '84. He was also deputy collector and inspector of customs, stationed at Berkshire, during President Cleveland's administration. Among those from out of town who attended the funeral were Frank Gray of Readville, Mass., and George Gray of Hyde Park, Mass.

Source: Burlington Free Press, September 17, 1902.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.