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Age: 0, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 10th OH CAV
Service: Co. G, 10th OH CAV
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Birth: 1834, Ireland
Burial: St. Michaels Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Tom Boudreau
Findagrave Memorial #: 10316300
Alias?: Hunt, John
Pension?: Yes, 1/25/1864; widow Catherine, 12/5/1910, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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St. Michaels Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
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John Devine, 73, died suddenly at his home on Harris Place Monday evening after an illness of only a few hours. A complication of Bright's disease and heart trouble was the cause of his death. Mr. Devine had been at work for George C. Averill, as a gardener, as usual all day and was taken ill about 4 o'clock in the afternoon. It was about 5:30 when his condition assumed a serious phase and he steadily grew worse until he died - about 7 o'clock. Mr. Devine was a familiar figure upon Brattleboro's streets and for many years had charge of the common. He was born in Ireland and came to America with his mother when he was an infant, his father having previously died. Mrs. Devine settled in Brattleboro and when her son grew to manhood he was employed at various occupations about this village. For a number of years he worked upon the John Hunt farm, now submerged by the settling back of the Connecticut river from the dam at Vernon. A short time before the outbreak of the civil war Mr. Devine went west and it was while working in Ohio that he enlisted in Company G of the 10th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, April 25, 1861. He participated in the battles of Carnifex Ferry, Cotton Mountain and Winchester Farm, Va., and Chapin Hills, Ky. It was in the latter engagement that Mr. Devine received the wound which retired him from the service with an honorable discharge, Jan. 21, 1863.
For his faithful service he received an army diploma, signed by First Lieutenant Granville M. Sherry of the 10th Ohio. This diploma was one of the treasured possessions of Mr. Devine and it was only a few days ago that he had it reframed. Upon being mustered out of service by reason of his wounds he returned to Brattleboro and upon recovering his health began work here and had remained in Brattleboro since. Most of his life had been spent at farm and garden work and he was accepted as an authority on gardening. He married, Oct 111, 1869, Catherine Doolin, who came from Ireland to America with her mother when an infant. Mr. Devine was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and of Sedgwick post, G A. R. Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, Maurice Devine of Providence, R. I., and E. John Devine of Bellows Falls, and one daughter, Miss Minnie Devine, of Brattleboro. Funeral services were held in St. Michael's Catholic church Wednesday afternoon with prayers by Rev. M. J. Carmody, and a solemn requiem high mass was said in the church yesterday morning by Father Carmody.
At the services Wednesday afternoon Rev. Father Carmody paid a high tribute to the life and character of Mr. Devine and touched briefly upon his life from infancy to old age. He spoke of the fact that Mr. Devine was denied the advantages of a liberal education by reason of the conditions prevailing in Ireland, the land of his birth, and how he came to America as an infant to mold his own career. He said that Mr. Devine had no enemies and was one who had always lived the simple life in the extreme. In referring to Mr. Devine's record as a soldier he spoke feelingly of the Irish race which has given so much for the cause of liberty and said that Mr. Devine had a record of which his friends could be proud. A detail from Sedgwick post, G. A. R., attended the services and taps were sounded by the post bugler.
Source: Brattleboro Reformer, November 25, 1910.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.