John Hunter

John Hunter

Death 30 May 1864 (aged 29–30)
Andersonville, Sumter County, Georgia, USA
Burial Andersonville National Historic Site, Macon County, Georgia, USA
Plot 1469
Memorial ID 30039115 · View Source
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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.


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