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Dewey, John Worthington
Age: 0, credited to Guildhall, VT
Unit(s): 2nd USSS
Service: comn CAPT, Co. C, 2nd US Sharpshooters, dis/disab, 2/20/63 [College: NU 56, USMA 58]
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Birth: 07/03/1834, Guildhall, VT
Burial: Tulare Cemetery, Tulare, CA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jan & Steve Revord
Findagrave Memorial #: 48273886
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/22/1864
College?: NU 56, USMA 58
Veterans Home?: CA, WI
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Tulare Cemetery, Tulare, CA
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Dewey, John W., son of Dr. John and Mary Persis (Carlisle) Dewey, was born in Guildhall, Vt., 1834, July 3. Thetford Academy. One year a member of the class, in the Chandler School. Was at West Point, 1854-6; entered the army, 1861, and was captain of the First company of Berdan's Sharpshooters; received honorable discharge in 1863. Commandant of a military Academy, Worcester, Mass., 1864-6; and at Newark, N. J., 1866-7; established the Minnesota Military Academy, at St. Paul, in 1874, and remained there till 1880; at Fort Benton, Mont., in government employ, 1880-7; since has lived at various places in the West; now in feeble health.
Married, 1858, April 26, Jennie Daniels.
Married, 1866, Nov. 27, Mary Ewer, who died, 1882.
Married, 1887, Aug., Rena.
Source: Hazen, Henry A., and S. Lewis B. Spears, editors, A History of the Class of 1854 in Dartmouth College, including Col. Haskell's narrative of the Battle of Gettysburg. Boston: Alfred Mudge & Son, Printers, 1898, p. 63