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Sears, John C.
Age: 31, credited to Wilmington, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: comn 2LT, Co. E, 11th VT INF, 8/14/62 (9/3/62), pr 1LT, 9/2/62 (9/3/62), pr CPT, 8/11/63 (8/19/63), m/o 6/24/65
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Birth: 1832, Dover, VT
Burial: South Wardsboro Cemetery, Wardsboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 142113005
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Sarah M., 12/12/1879, VT, not approved
Portrait?: Italo Collection, VHS Collections
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)
Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career
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South Wardsboro Cemetery, Wardsboro, VT
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An unknown man about fifty years old committed suicide in the station at Bellows Falls on Saturday night by taking laudenum. He was without money, and nothing was found upon his person that might lead to his identification, save a bill of goods bought in Fayetteville, Vt., January, 1875, by Mrs. J. C. Sears.
Later, it has since been ascertained that the name of the man who committed suicide was John C. Sears of South Wardsborough, late of Northampton., Mass., and formerly of captain of company E, Eleventh Vermont regiment. Sears left home on Monday last for Brattleborough to make arrangements for removing thither. He afterwards returned to Newfane, and, after vibrating about the county for four or five days in debauch, ended his life as above. He was respectfully connected.
Source: Vermont Journal, February 12, 1876.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.