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John A. Otis (abt. 1835-1864)

John A. Otis, was from Trimbelle (Pierce County) when he enlisted in Company A, 12th Wisconsin Infantry, on December 18, 1863.  He died June 11, 1864, in Rome, Georgia, from “disease.”

From The Prescott Journal, July 9, 1864:

We regret to learn that John Otis, of Co. A, 12th Reg., son of Franklin Otis, Esq., died in hospital a short time ago.  No soldier ever entered the service with purer motives, and his death is a severe affliction to his aged parents.

From the U.S. National Archives and Records AdministrationBurial Registers of Military Posts and National Cemeteries, compiled ca. 1862-ca. 1960 ; Archive Number: 44778151; Series: A1 627; Record Group Title: Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774-1985; Record Group Number: 92.

John A Otis cemetery record

Transcription:

Rome, Georgia
Description of Locality: At Rome, Ga., near the old Gass works, 16 graves
Known: 12
General Running Number: 754
Running Number: 756Name or Number: John A Otis
Rank: Private
Company: A
Regiment: 12″ Wis Infy
Date: June 14, 1864
Epitaphs, Remarks, Etc.: The graves are in rows running east & west. The disinterment commenced at the South side & west end of each row & are numbered as this list shows.
National Cemetery, Section: C, Number: 452.

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