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Demeritt, John Pushee
Age: 28, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 29th WI INF
Service: enl 8/15/62, cred. Aztalan, WI, m/i, QM SGT, 29th WI INF, 8/15/62, pr 2LT, Co. K, 5/3/64, pr QM 10/7/64, m/o 6/22/65, Shreveport, LA. [College: UVM 61]
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Birth: 1836, Montpelier, VT
Burial: Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 47042079
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/29/1897, NH
Portrait?: Geoffrey Demeritt
College?: UVM 61
Veterans Home?: VT, ME
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Lakeview Cemetery, Burlington, VT
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Courtesy of Geoffrey Demeritt
John P. Demeritt
Veteran Who Left Bennington Recently, Dies in Maine
John P. Demeritt, who until about a month ago, had been at the Soldiers' home, since Dec. 10, 1919, died of senile dementia at the National Soldiers' home, Togus, Me., Saturday, July 23, aged 85 years.
He was a native of Montpelier, son of John Demeritt, a local gunsmith, and graduated from U.V.M. in the class of 1861. He then went to Wisconsin and was private, first lieutenant and quartermaster of the 29th Wisconsin, from 1862 to 1865, serving in Gen. U.S. Grant's army around Vicksburg.
After the Civil War he was a Congregationalist clergyman, preaching in Williamstown and Tunbridge, Vt, Farnsworth, N.H., and in the state of Maine. His body was taken to Burlington for burial in Lakeview cemetery.
He leaves one son, John L. Demeritt, in Exeter, N.H. A younger brother, Edward, died in Montpelier several years ago where he had been chief of police.
Source: Bennington Banner, July 27, 1921
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.