John Henry Justice

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John Henry Justice

  • Birth 11 Aug 1838 Putnam County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 30 Dec 1906 Saint Bernice, Vermillion County, Indiana, USA
  • Burial Kidley, Edgar County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 27477465

John Henry was the son of Hiram Justice and Ann/Emily Vest. He was 1st married to Sarah Kelley in 1860. Sometime after 1870 she died and he remarried to Mary Webster in 1873.

John Henry enlisted in the Civil War on 21 Dec 1861 in Co. I, 40th IN INF. He mustered out on 21 Dec 1865. At the Battle of Mission Ridge in Nov 1863 he was slightly wounded in the arm. On 31 Jan 1864 he was discharged due to injury at Chattanooga, TN, but then re enlisted the next day. On 14 May 1864 at General Sherman's Atlanta Campaign in GA he was carried off the battlefield due to rehumatism in the hips and knees and chronic diarreah due to exposure. In June the same year he was admitted to the hospital for a back injury resulting from a fall.

Eventually he died of rheumatism of the heart and lived with the effects from the exposure the rest of his life.


Family Members


Inscription

"Co. I. 40 REG. IND. VOL. INF." Saying on stone: "A precious one from us has gone, A voice we loved is stilled. A place is vacant in our home, Which never can be filled."


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  • Created by: Suze
  • Added: 11 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27477465
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Henry Justice (11 Aug 1838–30 Dec 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27477465, citing Sugar Grove Church Cemetery, Kidley, Edgar County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Suze (contributor 47016239) .