John T. Gordon was a resident of Mansfield on December 1 1861 when he enlisted as a Corporal in Co. G of the 12th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he was discharged December 2, 1864. According to the enlistment roster of the 12th Connecticut, he was 24, married and was a moulder.
He was born about 1837 probably in New York and he was not living in Mansfield in the 1860 U.S. census. After his Civil War service, he moved to New York City and he is enumerated there in the 1890 Veterans Census. John Gordon married Helen _____ who survived him.
On June 10, 1890, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 779,963 that was granted under certificate No. 968,200. The pension index is in the name of: James T. Gordon, Alias John T. Gordon. His widow applied for a pension on February 2, 1904.
John T. Gordon died on January 19, 1904 in Manhattan, New York City, New York. He is buried at the Cypress Hills National Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, Plot: 6235.