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Age: 20, credited to Fayston, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. B, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63
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Birth: 11/01/1841, Unknown
Burial: Waitsfield Village Cemetery, Waitsfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 87474575
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
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: 13th Vt. History off-site
2nd Great Granduncle of Bruce Spaulding, Swanton, VT
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Village Cemetery, Waitsfield, VT
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JOHN BAIRD was the son of William and Isabella Baird. He was born in New York City. Enlisted from Fayston at the age of 20 years. He was a sturdy hearty boy of Scotch-Irish descent and made one of our best soldiers. He was always genial and pleasant and ready for any duty, and was thus a general favorite with his companions. I think that he was seldom sick enough to be off duty but the hardships of our march to Gettysburg together with the experiences of the battle and the march that followed it were too much for him and he reached home in a debilitated condition. Once or twice he seemed much better and was ambitious to go to work, but overdid, and was worse than before and died September 19, 1863.
Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 460
In Fayston, Sep. 19, Mr. John Beard, aged 22 years, a member of Co. B, 13th Vermont Regiment.
Source: Vermont Watchman and State Journal, Oct. 2, 1863
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.