Age: 23, credited to Reading, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF, 17th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. C, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; enl 7/4/64, m/i 7/6/64, Pvt, Co. I, 17th VT INF, pow 9/30/64, Poplar Spring Church, d/prison 12/26/64, Salisbury NC (buried in unmarked grave)
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Birth: abt 1839, Canada
Burial: Salisbury National Cemetery, Salisbury, NC
Marker/Plot: No_Marker; probably In trenches
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 14663470
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Mary, 04/12/1865; mother Margaret, 04/02/1892, NH, not approved
Portrait?: 13th History
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: Cemetery photograph shows trenches behind the monument where this soldier is probably buried.
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Salisbury National Cemetery, NC
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FELIX VALLEY volunteered from the town of Plainfield, Vt., in August, 1862, at the age of 23, and joined Company C. Mustered in and out with his company and regiment and was given an honorable discharge. He was a vigorous, healthy young man, well qualified for a soldier and only required training to fit him to be one of the best. None in Company C donned the blue with more pleasure and greater pride than Comrade Valley. Was fearless and bold, and the march, picket, or any other duty was accepted as a matter of course and he was on hand when called. He was an active, hustling, useful soldier Was obedient, obliging, kind and generous. His tentmates had food and money as long as it lasted. His comrades remember him because of his tidy looks and cheerful disposition. He returned home but the war was not over and he again volunteered and this time into Company I, 17th Vermont Volunteers. Was mustered in July 6, 1864; joined his regiment in front of Petersburg, Va., and in a few days was sent into the Petersburg Mine assault where he was taken a prisoner with a few others that escaped death in this awful blunder and carried to Salisbury, N. C, where he died December 1, 1864, and was interred in the National Cemetery in that place. What a pity that so many lost their lives by uncalled for and useless mistakes, and then in addition to capture think of the horrors of the prison pen at Salisbury. We can forgive, but to forget, never. See page 214 for the picture of this hero who died not in battle but far from home and friends, literally starved to death and scarcely any clothing to protect him from the cold blasts of December in that open prison pen of Salisbury, N. C.
Source: Sturtevant, p. 512