Caswell, James S.
Age: 19, credited to Worcester, VTVITALS
Birth: 11/19/1842, Randolph, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Village Cemetery, Worcester, VT
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JAMES S. CASWELL was from the town of Worcester and It is said here he was born in the year 1843. He volunteered in August, 1862, at the age of 19, and enrolled with Company C. Was mustered into the U. S. service with his company and regiment, October 10, 1862, and out at the expiration of his term of service, July 21, 1863. He was a very lively young man, full of life and ambition, anxious to see and know and do his full duty. Was an enthusiastic patriot, who had of his own volition enlisted to do what he could to save the Union. Never shrank from any duty or manifested any regret that he was carrying a gun as a common soldier. He was a most excellent representation of the kind and character of the young boys that made up Company C. Captain Coburn was justly proud, as he might well have been of the boys of his company. James was found in his place, brave and active in the fight at Gettysburg. He was wounded, but not seriously. He fulfilled the expectations of his officers and comrades and did himself credit in the desperate charge against General Pickett's veteran heroes down in the valley of Plum Run. Because of such, victory was inscribed on our banners at Gettysburg. The reader is invited to see page 216 as illustrating all that is said of this brave soldier.