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Giddings, Lewis

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 22, credited to Enosburgh, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/11/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. G, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63

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VITALS

Birth: 1840, Bolton, VT
Death: 12/25/1894

Burial: Main Street Cemetery, Enosburgh, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 21212992

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/3/1885; minor, 20/24/1895, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
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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Tombstone

Main Street Cemetery, Enosburgh, VT

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Biography

LEWIS GIDDINGS was from Enosburg and born In 1840, and therefore just 22 when he volunteered into Bakersfield Company. He joined Company G, on September 11, 1862, and was mustered Into the United States service at Brattleboro, Vt., October 10, and started for Washington, D. C, Oct. 11, arriving there on the 13th, and went Into camp on East Capitol Hill on the 14th. Young Giddings was a farmer by birth and occupation, educated In the common schools of his town. He belonged to a good family and evidently had been well brought up, to this time had escaped the snares that many young men are engulfed in. He was full of life and vigor, robust and active, well fitted to endure the exposure of army life during an active and strenuous campaign. In camp quiet and peaceful, on the picket line alert and fearless, in battle brave and daring. He stood well towards the head of Company G as a reliable man and soldier. His habits good and speech chaste and proper. Vulgarity and profanity never brought shame to his comrades, or disgrace upon himself. He was not a boastful brag anxious for a fight but patiently waited for the crisis of battle to determine his own ability in the awful ordeal of facing belching cannon and bayonet charge. He stood the test of Gettysburg and won his share of glory on that gory field. His prowess and heroic bearing was similar to his company comrades that were present in the fight. He served his full term and was mustered out with his company and regiment and returned home thankful that he had done something towards serving the Union and perpetuating freedom and liberty.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 642