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Patch, Charles W.


Age: 21, credited to Hartland, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 7/25/62, m/i 9/30/62, Pvt, Co. K, 4th VT INF, tr to VRC 7/27/64, m/o 7/25/65

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Birth: abt 1841, Lebanon, NH
Death: 09/04/1868

Burial: St. Anthony Cemetery, White River Junction, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 58099247


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/2/1868, not approved
Portrait?: Unknown
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: Killed in railroad accident


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Saint Anthony Cemetery, White River Junction, VT

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FATAL RAILROAD ACCIDENT This morning as a freight train was nearing Milton, on the Vermont Central Railroad, about five o'clock, the conductor Charles Patch lost his footing in stepping from one car to another, fell on the track and was instantly killed. His body was cut in two and the entrails scattered along the track. A brakeman saw his fall, the train was stopped as soon as possible and the remains gathered up. Patch was a resident of Windsor.

Source: Burlington Free Press, September 5, 1868.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.