Son of Benjamin Waldron & Laura Huntley McAllister.
At the age of 16, he enlisted with his father in Co C, 7th Vermont Infantry. He served his full enlistment and re-enlisted with his father in Jan 1864.
The 7th Vermont was created to support Gen. Butler's southern campaign. John was wounded twice, 1st June 14, 1863 at Port Hudson, LA and again on Oct 19, 1864 at Cedar Creek, Virginia. It was at this engagement that his father (Sgt Waldron) was taken captive.
The 7th Vermont played an important role in the engagement as two confederate brigades cross Cedar Creek and set one Union Corp (VII) to flight and threatened to route the XIX Corp as well. The 7th Vermont was ordered to advance 300 feet and hold the enemy. This brave act provided the Union army time to regroup and turn what appeared to be sure defeat into a Victory.
On Feb 23 1870, he married Lucy Ann Patterson and to this union were born seven children.
He was a farmer and spent much of life in Newbury, Vermont, except for a brief time in Bedford, NH (1870 Census), where at least one of his children (Francis) was born.
Lucy Ann Patterson Waldron
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