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John H. Savery, A Civil War Soldier Comes Home

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Catalog Information

Title
John H. Savery, A Civil War Soldier Comes Home
Accession Number
2017.024.0026
Type
Historical People
Gift of
Robert Underhill
Collection Title
Misc
Collection Description
Misc
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Person

John H. Savery was born in Clarendon April 5, 1837, the 9th of 10 children born to Ephraim Savery (1795-1874) and Mary Ellis (1797-1872).  He enlisted in Company B of the 2nd Vermont Volunteers May 8, 1861 and was killed April 18, 1862 at the Siege of Yorktown, VA.  As was typical of the times John was buried near where he died, at what became the Yorktown National Cemetery.   What was not the norm for the times was that his remains were subsequently brought back to Clarendon for re-interment in the Chippenhook Cemetery. 

John was recorded as Savory in his military records. His brother Aaron (1828 - 1892) also served in the Civil War (with the correct Savery spelling), his father Ephraim served in the War of 1812, and his grandfather Jonathan Savery (1753-1810) served in the Revolutionary War. 

Here is a link to a narrative about the Seige of Yorktown and here is a link to a narrative about the Yorktown National Cemetery.