Densmore, Julius F.
Age: 24, credited to Colchester, VTVITALS
Birth: 1837, Colchester, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Munson Cemetery, Colchester, VT
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August 31st, from the effects of a wound received at Gettysburg, Serg. Julius F. Densmore of Colchester, Co. D, 13th Regiment, V.V.M., aged 25 years.
Sergeant Densmore was struck by a piece of a shell just above the forehead, the flying missile inflicting a deep wound and breaking the skull, but having an iron constitution he was enabled to reach his home, where he was attacked by fever, which rapidly wasted him away and aggravated the wound which at last caused his death. He was shot on the last day of the battle as the Regiment was moving down the hill to repel the grand charge made by Longstreet's division on the left center of our line of battle.
Sergeant Densmore was one of those fellows that entered the service of his country leaving his parents with a large family farm to attend to in his absence, but still considering it his duty to assist in crushing out the cursed rebellion, and many hundreds of like men have been sacrifice on the alter of our country. At home he was a kind and obedient son, a faithful and tried friend. As a soldier he was prompt and energetic, always ready for any duty imposed upon him and strictly obedient to orders. On the battlefield he fought with the nerve and steadiness of a veteran, until he was carried wounded and bleeding to the rear. During his sickness at home we are assured he experienced that change of heart which enabled him to meet death joyfully and without fear. His funeral was attended and his remains followed to their last resting place by his bereaved relatives, and hosts of warm friends, among whom were over half the company of which he was a member, with whom he was always popular and companionable. All felt that we had indeed suffered the loss of one of our best young men. But we are called upon to make such sacrifices, and there must be no hesitancy now. The best blood of the North must and will be freely shed until the glorious old flag floats again over every State in our Union, which God helping will be soon.
Burlington Free Press, September 18, 1863
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.