Drew, Carlos L.
Age: 18, credited to Glover, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: enl 8/18/62, m/i 9/22/62, Pvt, Co. D, 6th VT INF, d/dis 11/24/63
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Birth: 1844, Glover, VT
Burial: Westlook Cemetery, Glover, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Harman Clark
Findagrave Memorial #: 131201992
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother Charlotte, 6/24/1880
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)
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Westlook Cemetery, Glover, VT
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At the Regimental Hospital, Brandy Station, Va., Nov. 24, of heart disease, C.L. Drew, private in Co. D, 6th Reg. Vt. Vols., aged 20 years.
The deceased was the only son, and only child of L. Drew of Glover. He enlisted Aug. 1862, and took part in the hard fought battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, The first notice the parents had of the death of their son was the arrival of his body in town. We can but deeply sympathize with the parents in their bereavement and especially with the mother, who seemed almost overwhelmed with grief. But deep as was her grief, she said to the writer, "that she had much rather her son should die as he did, in the service of his country than to have escaped with his life, by fleeing from his country to escape conscription. " Surely patriotism has not entirely died out, when mothers can thus yield their sons as martyrs to liberty and good government.
Young Drew bore an excellent character, was a gentleman at home and abroad - warmhearted, affectionate and beloved by all who knew him. Four veteran soldiers with measured tread followed his remains to the grave, and with strong hands, sorrowful hearts, lowered their companion in arms to his last resting place - Peace to his ashes.
Source: Orleans Standard, Dec. 18, 1863
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.