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Goss, Story Norman


Age: 30, credited to Georgia, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: comn ASURG, 9th VT INF, 9/26/62 (10/7/62), resgd 10/15/63

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Birth: 02/07/1831, Unknown
Death: 04/27/1905

Burial: Highland Cemetery, Chelsea, VT
Marker/Plot: 191
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 74922090


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, Jones Collection, VHS Collections
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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Highland Cemetery, Chelsea, VT

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VHS - Reunion Society Collection



Story and Ann Eliza (Vincent) Goss

VHS - 9th Vermont Infantry Album (V2)


John Gibson Collection

Story N. Goss

Goss, Story N., of Chelsea, son of Abel and Amanda (Hebard) Goss, was born in Waterford, Feb. 7, 1831. His father was a farmer, and Story remained upon the farm until he was twenty-three years old.

Educated at the public schools of Waterford and later at the academies of St. Johnsbury and Chelsea, he commenced to study medicine with Doctors Bancroft and Newell at St. Johnsbury and afterwards with Prof. E. R. Peasley of Dartmouth College. He graduated in 1856 from the medical department of Dartmouth College and in 1857 he received a degree from the Medical College of New York. Later he accepted an appointment as senior physician on the staff of Dr. Sanger at Blackwell's Island. Remaining there one year he returned to Vermont and commenced the practice of his profession in Georgia, where he continued to live till the breaking out of the civil war.

Dr. Goss was married Jan. 4, 1858, to Ann Eliza daughter of Stephen and Phoebe (Hale) Vincent of Chelsea, and four children have been born to them: Arthur Vincent, Harry Hale, Walter Story, and Annie E.

Dr. Goss was commissioned assistant surgeon 9th Regt. Vt. Vols., Sept. 26, 1862, and ordered to report to the general hospital at Brattleboro. Here he remained till April when he received orders to join his regiment in the field, previous to which he was presented with a sword by the patients and attendants of the Brattleboro institution in token of their high appreciation of his valuable services. Continuing with the 9th Regt. in the vicinity of Yorktown, he was compelled to resign in October, 1863, as he was stricken down with malarial fever. Partially recovering, his zeal for the cause led him to re-enlist as acting assistant surgeon, U. S. A., and was ordered again to Brattleboro and shortly afterwards to Fairfax Seminary Hospital, Va., at the time when the battles of the Wilderness were fought. For a third time he was stationed at Brattleboro and later at Burlington until the close of the war.

After his discharge from the service he returned to Georgia and remained there till 1870, when he settled in Chelsea and has practiced his profession there ever since.

Dr. Goss was one of the original members, who constituted Waterson Post, No. 45, GAR He has been a Republican from his youth. He was for several years superintendent of schools at Georgia and also at Chelsea. Dr. Goss stands high in his profession as a public-spirited citizen and has been for a long time the public health officer of the town in which he resides.

Source: Jacob G. Ullery, compiler, Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont, (Transcript Publishing Company, Brattleboro, VT, 1894), Part II, p. 161.

Note: A picture of this soldier is available in the Gibson Collection.

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