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Friday, 13 March 2009

Scottish Veteran Buried In New Zealand

Scottish Veteran Buried In New Zealand.

I am trying to acquire information on a Glasgow born American Civil War veteran (1861-1865) who died and was buried in New Zealand. John Scott was supposedly born about 1828, near Glasgow, Scotland, was a leading engineer of vessels sailing between Glasgow and Londonderry, married Ann Hamilton, on December 17, 1852, had several children, 1861 census of Scotland is said to show Ann residing at 10 Finnieston Street, Glasgow, together with her three sons, Thomas, Robert and John. John Scott was serving as second engineer aboard the wooden hulled side wheeled steamer the Douglas, later re-named the Margaret and Jessie, which was to be used in the blockade running trade with the Confederate States.. This vessel, although constructed in Glasgow, in 1858, was purchased by the well known firm of Fraser, Trenholm and Company, who acted as agents for the Confederate States in the acquisition of vessels for the war effort.

On June 9, 1905, John Scott died in Dunedin, New Zealand leaving his widow and six surviving children and was buried in the Northern Cemetery in Dunedin, New Zealand.

If I can confirm what I have been given, he will be added to the Veterans Memorial Website,

All help will be greatly appreciated.

James Gray
Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc.
Brisbane, Australia

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