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Hunter, John Howard


Age: 21, credited to Cornish, NH
Unit(s): 5th NH INF
Service: enl, Newport, 9/7/61, m/i, Pvt, Co. E, 5th NH INF, 10/19/61, wdd, air Oaks, 6/1/62, dis/dsb 1/8/63, Fortress Monroe; Co. H, 1st NH HARTY

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Birth: 03/28/1841, Cornish, NH
Death: 04/12/1916

Burial: North Newport Cemetery, Newport, NH
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 48405320


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/22/1889, VT
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: See 1914 Brattleboro Daily Reformer Article for biography.


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North Newport Cemetery, Newport, NH

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John H. Hunter

Springfield Republican

April 14, 1916


Death of John Howard Hunter

John Howard Hunter, 75, a veteran of the civil war and for the last six years a resident of Brattleboro, died in his home on Canal street Thursday evening after an illness of two weeks with Bright's disease. He was employed by Rockwell & Sherwin as a wheelwright. Mr. Hunter was born in Cornish, N.H., March 23,1841, the oldest of four sons of Zeno and Almira (Burnap) Hunter. When he was 15 years old he went to work making wooden shoe pegs in a shop at Newport, N.H., at 67 cents a day and continued there until the outbreak of the civil war. He saw much hard service in the war and was promoted to corporal and for a time was orderly to Gen. Sumner. After securing his transfer back to his company he was promoted to sergeant. He was wounded in one hand and forearm in the battle of Fair Oaks and not long afterward contracted malarial fever. He rejoined his regiment, but was finally discharged from service for disability January 8, 1863. He was twice married. His first wife, who was Miss Ellen P. Harris, died May 26, 1879. In 1884 he married Miss Ida M. Howard of Sharon, who still survives. Besides his widow he leaves two daughters, Mrs. Lettie M. O'Neil of Claremont, N.H., and Mrs. Annie L. Wright of Newport, N.H. he also leaves one brother, H.P. Hunter of Elliot street. He was a member of James B. Perry Grand Army post of Lebanon, N.H., and later a member of and commander of Abraham Lincoln post of White River Junction. He was also a member of Columbian lodge of Masons.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.