Individual Record -- Nichols, Eugene
Age: 22, credited to Middlesex, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF, 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. B, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; enl 2/4/65, m/i 2/4/65, Pvt, Co. D, 2nd VT INF, m/o 7/15/65
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Birth: abt 1840, Middlesex, VT
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/5/1889, IL
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: Died in Chicago. Illinois Death Index states burial at Oak Hill Cemetery??
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EUGENE NICHOLS was born in Middlesex, and enlisted from that town at the age of 19. He was one of the liveliest boys in the Company, and his sense and non-sense often served to cheer the drooping spirits of his comrades and tide them over rough places. He was given the title of "Magus" presumably on account of his words of wisdom. He did good service and was discharged with the regiment. He re-enlisted February 4, 1865 in Company D, 2nd Vermont Regiment. After his return he had a law-suit with the town of Middlesex to recover the full amount of his bounty which was carried at last to the supreme court and decided in his favor. He has lived since the war in the West. His address is Evansville, Wis. He marled Miss Vie Lee of that place. He has one daughter, Grace.
Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 465