Monday, March 09, 2009

John G. Thrasher

Age 18; born in Taberg, Oneida County, N. Y ; farmer ; enlisted from Vernon ; died from disease at Shell Mound, Tenn., Dec. 11, 1863. Captain James wrote to his father: "Your son was a noble soldier and a very amiable young man, possessing many good qualities ; he was beloved by all who knew him. The country has lost a good soldier, and his parents a devoted son ; he has died a martyr to his country, and yielded his life a willing sacrifice." His grave is No. 9,360 in the National Cemetery at Chattanooga, Tenn.

SOURCE: Partridge, Charles A., Editor, History of the Ninety-Sixth Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry, p. 839

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