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Welch, John E.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF, 5th US CAV
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. I, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; also Co. C, 5th US CAV

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1841, Unknown
Death: 02/22/1923

Burial: Soldiers Home National Cemetery, Washington, DC
Marker/Plot: L 8701
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 21923443

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/6/1894, OK
Portrait?: 13th History
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: TN, VA
(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: 13th Vt. History off-site

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Soldiers Home National Cemetery, DC

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Photo Photo

(Sturtevant's Pictorial History
Thirteenth Regiment
Vermont Volunteers
War of 1861-1865
)

Biography

JOHN WELCH was a man whom no short sketch of mine could do him justice and as I am limited to a few lines I must simply say that he possessed all the qualities which go to make a good soldier. You might with safety rely on him in any emergency in life. He was content to serve in a humble sphere while he was competent to command a company. He acted as scout outside our lines and rendered valuable service. No better soldier ever served in any army. The history of his after life may be read in another place in this history.

Source: Sturtevant, p. 683