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Rich, Charles

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 41, credited to St. Albans, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF, 142nd NY INF
Service: enl, Bellmont, NY, 8/30/62, m/i, Pvt, Co. D, 142nd NY INF, 9/29/62, dis/dsb, 3/27/63, Hosp at Chain Bridge, VA; enl 1/1/64, m/i 1/6/64, Pvt, Co. A, 5th VT INF, m/o 6/7/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1823, Fairfield, VT
Death: 04/10/1894

Burial: Miltonboro Cemetery, Milton, VT
Marker/Plot: 3
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 17841610

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/20/1865
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: None

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Tombstone

Miltonboro Cemetery, Milton, VT

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Obituary

Charles Rich died at Camp Rich April 10, aged 78 years. He was born in East Fairfield December 17, 1821, and was married to Miss Emily L. Potter February 24, 1853, they removing to Camp Rich after the marriage. The farm and buildings wear a different aspect that they did 41 years ago. He has cleared up the land, drained much that was swampy, planted evergreen hedges, erected commodious buildings for his home comfort, and built quite a number of small cottages in a lovely grove that skirts the historic and beautiful waters of Lake Champlain. Boats and fishing tackle are provided for the accommodation of those who wish an outing in the summer time to rest amid the beauties of nature. Many will recall with pleasure seasons they have spent at Camp Rich, as they have boarded in his home. Others will recall with interest summer months when they lived in the cottages by the lake, and district schools, Sunday schools, and pleasure parties will remember picnics enjoyed at the camp. The funeral of Mr. Rich was held at his residence April 12. A profusion of beautiful flowers and a sheaf of ripe wheat was upon his casket. The house was filled with his many friends. Rev. J. G. Lorimer conducted the devotional exercises, Rev. William Hyde delivered the sermon, from the text Daniel 12:13, "But go thou thy way til the end be; for thou shalt rest and stand in thy lot at the end of the days." Mr. Hyde, in his opening remarks, said that some 45 years ago he was kindly cared for by Mrs. Potter, the mother of the late Mrs. Charles Rich. He always remembered her kindness with gratitude. Some 25 years ago when he came to this charge Mr. And Mrs. Rich professed faith in Christ, and upon the profession of that faith he baptized them in Lake Champlain.

"Buried with Christ by baptism into death that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father even so they also should walk in newness of life." Since that event he had found a warm welcome at his home. Mr. Rich leaves as near relatives a brother, two daughters and several grandchildren. To his grandchildren he was especially attached, they frequently accompanying in his rides. He was interested in them and they will miss grandfather. He was buried at Milton Boro by the side of kindred dear to await the resurrection morning.

Source: Argus and Patriot, April 18, 1894.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.