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Tyler, John Steele


Age: 19, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: comn 1LT, Co. C, 2nd VT INF, 5/17/61 (5/17/61), pr CPT, 1/23/62 (1/23/62), pr MAJ, 2/9/63 (2/23/63), pr LTC, 4/2/64 (4/21/64), mwia, Wilderness, 5/5/64, d/wds 5/23/64

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Birth: 1843, Seneca, NY
Death: 05/23/1864

Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, father Thomas P., 6/4/1880
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, Italo Collection, Jones 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)

Remarks: None


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Prospect Hill Cemetery, Brattleboro, VT

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Photo Photo

VHS - 2nd Vermont Infantry Album (FB-4)


VHS - 2nd Vermont Infantry Album (MSA595)


VHS - 2nd Vermont Infantry Album (V2)


John Gibson Collection


Ed Italo Collection


Dewey Jones Collection

John S. Tyler

Colonel Tyler was one of many promising young men who left pleasant and comfortable homes in Vermont, and went forth to do battle in the war of the great rebellion, and never returned. He was a son of Rev. Thomas P. Tyler, D. D., of Batavia, N. Y., and grandson of the late Hon. Royall Tyler, for sixteen years judge of the Supreme Court of Vermont. Lieutenant Colonel Tyler graduated, at the age of fifteen, at a school in Connecticut, where students were instructed and drilled in military tactics. At sixteen years of age he entered the law office of his uncle, Hon. Royall Tyler, of Brattleboro', as a student, and two years afterward, in April, 1861, enlisted as a private in Company C., Second Regiment Vermont Volunteers, and was elected First Lieutenant; promoted Captain, January 23, 1862; Major, February 9, 1863; Lieutenant Colonel, April 2, 1864, and Colonel May 6, 1864. He died at the Metropolitan Hotel, New York City, on the 23d of May, 1864, of wounds received in the battle of the Wilderness on the 5th.

Colonel Tyler's military record in the field is identical with that of the Second Vermont Regiment, which will be found in this book. Colonel Tyler distinguished himself in his regiment for his gentlemanly and soldier-like bearing, and in many battles for his gallantry receiving the commendation of his superior officers. He left behind him many friends, who feel that this was a noble sacrifice laid upon the altar of their country.

Source: Waite's "Vermont in the Great Rebellion," pp 263-4.


The following Vermont soldiers, heretofore reported wounded, have since died:

At New York, May 22, Col. John S. Tyler, 2d.

Source: Vermont Standard, June 10, 1864.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.