Thursday, October 10, 2013

John Potter 12th., Illinois, Cavalry.

John Potter.

Birth: 1819, Connecticut.
Death: May 22, 1876, Rock Island county, Illinois..

Wife: Almira Simmons Potter.

Burial: Essex Cemetery, Rock Island county, Illinois.

Illinois State Records.

John Potter, Enlisted January 12, 1863, 12th., Illinois Cavalry, Co.. H., age 43, Mustered in May 23, 1863, for 3 years.  Transferred to Co. A., as consolidated.

Surgeon General Files.

John Potter, 12th., Illinois Cavalry, Co. H., was wounded at Cane River, April 27, 1864, age 45; was treated in Barrack Hospital, New Orleans from April 27, 1864 to January 31, 1865.  He was transferred to New York and taken to De Camp Hospital.  He was wounded while charging the enemy with his company.  When wounded he was not dismounted because of the wound nor did he throw away his carbine, but rode to Alexandria, a distance of ten miles, carrying his weapon in his wounded arm.  The right arm was later amputated.  He was discharged March 28, 1866, and pensioned, pension was paid September 4, 1874.

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