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This biography is from HEROES OF ALBANY, by Rufus W. Clark, D. D.

John C. Caverly

John C. Calverly left Albany as a membor of Company F, (Albany Co.) Forty-fourth Regiment N. Y. S. V., when that regiment left this city for the war. He was then eighteen years old. He was, with his company, always on duty from that time, until he was taken sick three weeks before his death. His whole heart was with the cause for which he had given his life. In several instances during his short term with his company, he was compelled to fall behind from fatigue during the march, but always doing so unwillingly, and always at his post again before a halt. He was on picket all night before he was taken with the sickness which resulted in his death. Fever was brought on by his over-exertion, and the unhealthy atmosphere of the Peninsula.

He died on the 6th day of May, 1862, on board the steamer "Ocean Queen," then used as a military hospital. His body was embalmed and sent to Baltimore, in charge of Corporal D. W. Chandler, who there delivered it to a brother of the deceased soldier. The remains were taken to Albany, and on the 14th day of May were buried in the Albany Rural Cemetery. The cause of his death is sufficient proof of his fidelity as a soldier; and the company of which he was a member, at the time of his death, in a series of resolutions, expressed their sincere regard for him as a citizen and comrade, and their appreciation of his many good qualities.

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