Corse, George C.
Age: 39, credited to Bakersfield, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF, 17th VT INF
Service: enl 9/11/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. G, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; enl 2/13/65, cred Fairfield, VT, m/i 2/13/64, Pvt, Co. K, 17th VT INF, m/o 7/14/65
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Birth: 08/29/1823, Bakersfield, VT
Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery, Bakersfield, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kimberly Ovitt
Findagrave Memorial #: 152795830
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/12/1888, VT; widow Daphne S., 8/6/1903, VT
Portrait?: 13th History
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: 13th Vt. History off-site
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GEORGE C. CORSE was the son of Azariah and Betsy (Saunders) Corse, was born in Bakersfield, Vt., in 1823, a farmer by occupation. In the summer of 1862 he enlisted in Company G, 13th Vermont Volunteers. Soon after the regiment reached the front he was detailed from his company to serve in the Ambulance Corps, and was assigned as an ambulance driver. He was the oldest man in the detail, having the full confidence of the surgeons and hospital attendants. He was always in demand when they wanted a careful prudent man. He was looked up to by every man in the corps as a model to go by. He served his full time, came home and resumed farming, but in February, 1865, he again enlisted, was credited to the town of Fairfield and was assigned to Company K, 17th Vermont Volunteers, joined the regiment in front of Petersburg, Va., in fore part of March. At the time he joined the regiment there were seven recruits that were assigned to Company K. The first time he went on picket duty our lines were driven in by an assault in the night. Soon after this the storming of Fort Steadman took place, and then April 1st the assault upon the forts in front of Petersburg. Comrade Corse and one other of these seven recruits were the only ones who were not hit with bullets; the company went into this battle with one commissioned officer and 28 men. Lieutenant Henry was killed and ten men wounded.
Comrade Corse came home at the close of the war, resumed farming for a number of years. After the death of his first wife he lived in the village of his native town for a few years, was married again to Mrs. Sophia Squires, Wakefield, established a home in the village and lived a quiet, contented life for a number of years. He died June 29th, 1903, and is buried in the cemetery at Bakersfield, Vt. Of his family, Mrs. Corse lives in Bakersfield, a son, E. C. Corse, in Underhill; two daughters,. Mrs. Laplant lives in Enosburg and Mrs. Reed in Bakersfield, Vt. I was one of his. comrades in the Ambulance Corps in 1862-3 and a sergeant in Company K, 17th Vermont Regiment, in 1865.
WILLIAM M. NARAMORE.
Bakersfield, Vt., January, 1905.
Source: Sturtevant, p. 616