Ladd, George W.
Age: 24, credited to Johnson, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 7th VT INF, 13th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. C, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 9/11/62, m/i 10/10/62, SGT, Co. G, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; enl 3/8/65, m/i 3/8/65, Pvt, Co. G, 7th VT INF, m/o 3/8/66
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Birth: 1837, Johnson, VT
Burial: Main Street Cemetery, Enosburgh, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 21215777
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/31/1886; widow Lucy D., 3/7/1913, VT
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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Main Street Cemetery, Enosburgh, VT
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The body of George Ladd of Northfield was brought here Friday afternoon and buried beside his wife in the Main street cemetery. Mrs. Ladd was a sister of A.P. Leach.
Source: Burlington Free Press, January 11, 1913
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.
GEORGE W. LADD, the son of Avery S. Ladd and Sally Cole, was born In Johnson, Vt., 1836. He secured a common school education. He enlisted in and for Enosburg, September 11th, 1862. He was married September 20th, 1862 to Miss Jane Leach. The proximity of these two dates is significant. His patriotism did not eclipse his love. His enlistment did not deter his sweetheart from marrying him. I doubt not he made all the better soldier by leaving a wife behind him. He was tall, slim, erect, active and every inch a soldier. His standing among his Enosburg comrades is indicated by the fact that he was thus chosen as Sergeant of Company G. He held that office during his term of service. He performed Its duties efficiently and conscienciously. His pleasant address; his large sympathies; his thoughtful kindness showed his fitness tor service among the sick, and he was soon detailed as Sergeant in the ambulance corps. In a letter to the writer he says: -
"In regard to my military life, what I did seems so small to me it is hardly worth mentioning. I am conscious of doing all in my power to help my comrades and I believe I saved some lives in so doing. My time was all spent in caring for the sick and wounded night and day. Hence I became the bearer of the last parting words of some dying comrade, to loved ones at home. This I was glad to do though not agreeable to my sympathetic nature. I had a hard day's work on the day we started for Gettysburg. I was sick all the time from that time till we reached Brattleboro, and there I gave up. The last time I saw Sergeant Scott was at my bed-side with Dr. Crandall."
To care for and nurse back to health and service the sick and wounded is as patriotic a work as achievements upon the battlefield. Since the war Sergeant Ladd has resided in Northfleld, Vt. There he has done his work and raised his family and commanded the respect of his fellow citizens. He has three children, all married and prosperous. Mamie E. Ladd (Parker), Wolcott, Vt.; Sarah E. Ladd (Stone), Williamstown, Vt. ; and Joseph H. Ladd, Waverly, Mass. Sergeant Ladd rendered service in the First Vermont Regiment of three months men. His experience then made him a veteran and of real value in the 13th. While the company was at Enosburg and Bakersfield he acted as drill-master and trained us in the mysteries of Hardee's tactics. He had patience and forbearence when we blundered and mistook our left foot for our right. He was a big hearted fellow and endeared himself to all his comrades. After his service in the 13th he was too patriotic to stay at home, and for a third time enlisted and served one year with the 7th Regiment in the army of observation at Brownville, Texas.
Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 598