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Caswell, James S.


Age: 19, credited to Worcester, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. C, 13th VT INF, wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, m/o 7/21/63

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Birth: 11/19/1842, Randolph, VT
Death: 03/21/1917

Burial: Worcester Village Cemetery, Worcester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/23/1863
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


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Village Cemetery, Worcester, VT

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


JAMES S. CASWELL was from the town of Worcester and It is said here he was born in the year 1843. He volunteered in August, 1862, at the age of 19, and enrolled with Company C. Was mustered into the U. S. service with his company and regiment, October 10, 1862, and out at the expiration of his term of service, July 21, 1863. He was a very lively young man, full of life and ambition, anxious to see and know and do his full duty. Was an enthusiastic patriot, who had of his own volition enlisted to do what he could to save the Union. Never shrank from any duty or manifested any regret that he was carrying a gun as a common soldier. He was a most excellent representation of the kind and character of the young boys that made up Company C. Captain Coburn was justly proud, as he might well have been of the boys of his company. James was found in his place, brave and active in the fight at Gettysburg. He was wounded, but not seriously. He fulfilled the expectations of his officers and comrades and did him- self credit in the desperate charge against General Pickett's veteran heroes down in the valley of Plum Run. Because of such, victory was inscribed on our banners at Gettysburg. The reader is invited to see page 216 as illustrating all that is said of this brave soldier.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 494

Obituary for James Sherman CaswellObituary for James Sherman Caswell Fri, Mar 23, 1917 – 5 · Montpelier Evening Argus (Montpelier, Vermont) ·