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Hand, Samuel

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 44, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/6/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. D, 13th VT INF, cook's helper, m/o 7/21/63

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VITALS

Birth: 04/25/1798, England
Death: 11/29/1874

Burial: Munson Cemetery, Colchester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: 13th Vt. History off-site

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Munson Cemetery, Colchester, VT

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BIOGRAPHY

SAMUEL HAND was the oldest man in Co. D. He wanted to go with the boys and although about 60 years old was passed by the inspector. His case well defined the saying, "Old men for council; young men for war," for he was utterly unable to march or perform any of the harder duties. He was a very genial man and well liked. Was detailed for most of the time as cook's helper. When the regiment started on its long march Uncle Sam was left behind and we did not see him again until after our arrival at Brattleboro, when he came to us there. He was in a somewhat battered condition for on his way home he reached New York while the great riot was in progress and his uniform betrayed him to the fury of the mob, and he was roughly handled. He thus had an opportunity to witness a period of mortal combat, the scenes of which he related to us in his quaint way. He died a few years later.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 532