|Death: ||May 30, 1864|
John Hunter was age 28 when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy on April 8, 1862, at Boston, Massachusetts, for a term of 3 years, as an Ordinary Seaman, to the credit of Salem, Massachusetts. He served on the Receiving Ship OHIO and aboard the U.S.S. BRANDYWINE, the U.S.S. SUSQUEHANNA, the U.S.S. MINNESOTA, and finally the U.S.S. SOUTHFIELD. He was taken prisoner on March 31, 1864, and confined at Camp Sumter, Andersonville, Georgia, where he died of anasarca (better known as dropsy).
Sources: MASS. SOLDIERS..., 8: 202; Goss, THE SOLDIER'S STORY..., p. 355.
Andersonville National Cemetery
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Created by: Leon Edmund Basile
Record added: Sep 24, 2008
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