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McIntyre, William

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 32, 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, m/o 7/21/63

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VITALS

Birth: 1828, County Tyrone, Ireland
Death: 09/07/1902

Burial: Methodist Cemetery, Colchester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 26031042

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/26/1890, VT; widow Mary A., 10/22/1902, 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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Methodist Cemetery, Colchester, VT

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BIOGRAPHY

WILLIAM McINTYRE was a genius and typical Irishman of the best sort. As a soldier he was cheerful and uncomplaining to a degree unusual, and under all conditions. His good qualities were recognized by the company officers and he was promoted corporal. He served with marked faithfulness to the close of the term with no loss of time from any cause. When the 13th returned from Union Mills to Camp Vermont in the fall of '62, and landed in a great snow storm without tents, Billy as we called him, myself and six or eight others were ordered to remain in a freight car through the night, what for t never knew. While we were out of the storm and comfortable in comparison to the majority of the regiment. I have a distinct recollection, after this long lapse of years of spending a long uncomfortable night in that car, cold, no seats or sleep. And there was where Billy's cheerfulness was a help. He was a great singer of Irish songs and he regaled us with them a good share of the night. After the war he followed farming, was an upright and respected citizen. He died in September, 1902.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 537