Purdy or Prudie, John Stephen

Rank: Private

Unit: K Co, 2d Dragoons

Enlisted: April 6, 1840 in Fort Heileman, Florida. He was 21.

Date of birth: 1819

Hometown: Windsor, , Nova Scotia

Occupation prior to enlistment: Sailor

Campaign: Second Seminole War

Died: 24 August 1840

Cause of death: Chronic diarrhea

Location of fatality: Fort Heileman, Florida (Middleburg, Florida)

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Place of interment: Saint Augustine National Cemetery in Saint Augustine, Florida

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