John F. Scott
John Fraseur Scott was born May 14, 1841, at Elgin, Illinois. He
received his preparatory training at Kimball Union Academy, Meriden, New
Hampshire, and entered college at the beginning of the Fall term, August
He left us before the close of Freshman year, and returned to his
home, at Elgin, Illinois. He afterward went to Corinth,
Mississippi, for a short time, but returned to Elgin and enlisted
as a private in the Thirty-sixth Regiment, Illinois Infantry, on
August 1, 1862. He participated in many small engagements, and
also in the battles of Perryville and Murfreesborough, Tennessee.
At the battle of Stone River, on December 31, 1862, he was taken
prisoner, and conveyed with others in stock cars to Richmond,
Virginia. They were sixteen days on the road, without rations, and
upon their arrival at Richmond, he was confined in Castle Thunder,
and afterward in Libby prison.
He owns a fine farm on the Sny bottom, fifteen miles from Pittsfield, but does not manage it himself.
His religious preference is for the Disciples of Christ church. In politics, he is an Anti-monopolist.
He was married September 1, 1864, to Miss Mary J. Pike, of Galesburg, Illinois.
They have three children: Fannie E., born May 31, 1868; John Rosencrans, born April 18, 1870, and Dan Pike, born July 25, 1873.
Source: "Memorialia of the Class of '64 in Dartmouth College" compiled by John C. Webster, Shepard & Johnston, Printers, 1884, Chicago
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