Marker Type: Headstone
Dimensions (H x W x D): 25 in x 23 in x 26 in
Direction Marker Faces: West
Inscription: JOHN TERRILL / Co. C150 Regt. Pa. Vol. / DIED / Mar. 9, 1899. / AGED / 82 Yrs. & 3 Ms. / –
Biography: John Terrill was born in approximately 1818 in New Jersey. He served in Company C., 150th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Civil War. This regiment was also known as the Pennsylvania “Bucktails” and saw action at Gettysburg. The regiment was disbanded in June 1865.
Terrill was aging when he was mustered into the PA Volunteers during the Civil War on August 30, 1862, but managed to avoid casualty and returned home to Crawford County. Of the 137 men in the regiment from Crawford County, he was one of only 30 men to survive the war.
He lived a long life until age 82 when he lay down for a nap and passed away. John was survived by his wife Edith (1819 – ?) and two brothers, one of Townville and the other of Meadville.
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John Terrill Veteran Burial Card: