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Rich, Carlos H.
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 19, credited to Northfield, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 4th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. F, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 9/7/61, cred Berlin, m/i 9/21/61, CPL, Co. K, 4th VT INF, reen 12/15/63, pr SGT 9/21/64, tr to Co. E 2/25/65, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, m/o 7/13/65 (Medal of Honor)

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VITALS
Birth: 02/11/1841, Stanstead, PQ, Canada
Death: 05/29/1918

Burial: Roxbury Cemetery, Roxbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Plot 275
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joe Schenkman
Findagrave Memorial #: 22671
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(State digraphs will show that this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldier's home)

Remarks: None
DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Grandfather of David Calhoun, Katy, TX

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BURIAL:
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Tombstone

Roxbury Cemetery, Roxbury, VT

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Medal of Honor
This soldier was awarded the Medal of Honor

Carlos H. Rich

Rank and Organization: First Sergeant, Co. K, 4th Vermont Infantry
Place and date: Wilderness, VA, 5 May 1864.
Entered service at: Northfield, MA
Born: 11 Feb 1841, Canada.
Died: 29 Mar 1918, Bennington.
Buried: Roxbury Cemetery, Roxbury, VT (Lot 217.)
Date of Issue: 4 Jan 1895.
Citation: Saved the life of an officer.

Tombstone

Photograph Contributed by George Parsons.

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NARA File Number: R&P 402755.

Obituary

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, was mustered out five 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 himself wounded, he crept between the lines and rescued from death two wounded officers. For this act, he received a medal of honor. After the war, he returned to Roxbury, married and lived there until he went to the Soldiers' home in Bennington, in 1909, where he stayed until a short time before his death. Mr. Rich was a member of Brooks post, Montpelier.

Barre Daily Times, June 7, 1918

Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.