203 1st Ave NE, Waverly, IA 50677

Third Sergeant John W. Piggott

Third Sergeant John W. Piggott was born on 1828 in England and died October 8, 1883 in Waverly, IA.

John W. Piggott entered the Infantry on July 28, 1861, in Waverly, IA, served during the Civil War era and reached the rank of Third Sergeant before being discharged on April 26, 1863 in Vicksburg, MS.

John W. Piggott is buried at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly, Iowa and can be located at

  • Wounded in Action: Yes

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Enl. age 33 and discharged of disability from wounds.
Born in England he came to America and from Waverly enlisted as 3rd. Sgt. in Co. G. 9 Ia. Inf.. Was in heavy service and disch. because of wounds. Returnin[g] to Waverly he was popular and served as city Marshall for several years. He die[d] of cancer of the stomoch at the age of 60 years 6 mo. and 4 days. He was buried with military service and at his request the drum corps played the Girl I left Behine Me as they returned from the cemetery showing the humor of the man in not wanting to have such a solemn service.
His wife Mrs. Sarag Hilton Pigott Went east to her relatives in the east after his husband heath and died at Lowell Mas . and perhaps buried there Aug. 1891.