Rich, Charles H.
Age: 21, credited to Middlebury, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 1/18/65, m/i 1/18/65, Pvt, Co. B, 5th VT INF, m/o 6/29/65
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Birth: 1844, Whiting, VT
Burial: West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jennifer Snoots
Findagrave Memorial #: 43536924
Alias?: None noted
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)
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West Cemetery, Middlebury, VT
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Charles H. Rich, who died at his home in Roxbury, May 28, was a veteran of the Civil War, who participated in most of the big battles recorded. He enlisted as a private in 1861, and mustered out 5 months later---re-enlisted--was wounded and honorably discharged---re-enlisted, and fought until mustered out July 13, 1865.
During the battle of the Wilderness, though wounded, he crept between the lines, and rescued from death, two wounded officers. For this act he received the Medal of Honor.
After the war he returned to Roxbury, married, and lived there until he went to the Soldiers Home in 1909, where he stayed until a short time before his death. Mr. Rich was a member of Brooks Post, Montpelier.
Source: Barre Daily Times, June 7, 1918
Courtesy of Deanna French