Age: 27, credited to Calais, VTVITALS
Birth: 1834, Calais, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Robinson Cemetery, Calais, VT
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CALVIN NOURSE was one of the stalwart young men of the town of Calais and volunteered about August 29, 1862, and joined East Montpelier Company on the day of its organization. His age was at this time 27, a suitable time in lite to engage in any strenuous calling or vocation. He enjoyed good health, rugged nature, an even temper, generous disposition and a liberal supply of inborn common sense. He was not changeable like the wind, but on all questions of right and wrong his views were as fixed as the hills of his native town. Was not opinionated and called no man a fool because he did not agree with him even on the all important questions of the impending conflict between the North and South. From youth he had been taught to revere the Constitution and the inalienable rights it conferred, and because of the attempt . of certain Southern leaders to overthrow the government and destroy the Union felt impelled to volunteer and fight for its preservation. Comrade Nourse took up the work and business of soldier life with energy and determination to fit himself as well and quickly as possible, the better to be ready to meet the enemy in the crisis of battle realizing that death was the awful price of the battlefield. He was a good soldier and yet loved peace and hated war. Would not be swerved from the path of right and duty, but with his life would defend the principles secured by the constitution. These views induced our brave comrade to enlist, and made him a valuable and valiant soldier. He was always on hand and ready and acquitted himself like a true man and patriot. Served his full term and was mustered out with his regiment and resumed the pursuits of civil life until his death, May 10, 1894, and is buried in the cemetery at Kent's Corners, Calais. May we never forget our brave comrade who gave up "all to fight for the union. He fought not for glory, wealth, or renown, but only for the preservation of the glorious Republic.