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Age: 18, credited to Milton, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/6/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. D, 13th VT INF, kia, Gettysburg, 7/3/63
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Birth: abt 1844, Canada
Burial: Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, PA
Marker/Plot: See remarks below
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
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: May be one of the Unknown soldiers buried in Sections B or C 13th Vt. History off-site
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Killed in action, Gettysburg, PA
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Among the first in Milton to enlist in Company D was Octave Marcelle. His parents were Canadians, but he was raised in Milton and at seventeen years of age was an honest, fearless and thoroughly good-natured boy, with a fair common school education. His service in the company was without reproach. Always willing, and never finding fault, he was deservedly popular. With a strong and hardy constitution he was not under the doctor's care or excused from duty a day from sickness and on the terrible march from Virginia to Gettysburg. There is no record that he was absent at a roll call. In the afternoon of July 3rd he was with the regiment as they advanced across the Cadori field to charge the enemy and midway was struck by a bullet on the left temple which lodged in his head. He lay as he fell and after the charge and resulting confusion had subsided, the writer and two comrades went to him. He was breathing but unconscious. He lingered for several hours, though never regaining consciousness. His body was buried on the field, and later removed to the National Cemetery where by the side of his comrade and friend, Wm. March, he sleeps the sleep of those of whom it can truly be said; He died in the discharge of his duty. H. O. 0. New York, Dec. 24th, 1906.
Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 123
List of Casualties in the Nine Months Brigade.
KILLED, Co. D
Octave Marcell, Milton
Source: St. Johnsbury Caledonian, July 24, 1863.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.