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McNall, Joel W.


Age: 20, 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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Birth: 1842, Enosburgh, VT
Death: 07/27/1903

Burial: West Enosburgh Cemetery, Enosburgh, VT
Marker/Plot: Lot #104
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 29040968


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/10/1889, VT; widow Emma, 11/2/1903, 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: Joel and Henry McNall are brothers; Hial/Highel is a cousin.


Great Grandfather of Sally Witham, Monroe, CT

3rd Great Granduncle of Angela Barup, Franklin, NH

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West Enosburg Cemetery, Enosburgh, VT

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They were brothers, sons of William McNall and Polly Farnsworth. Their parents were industrious, honest and respectable farmers in Enosburg. Their sons were brought up on the farm and received such an education as the public schools could give them. The writer taught school in their district and was their teacher for a time. I knew them well. They were approaching young manhood and were industrious and faithful students and respected by their fellows. When the war broke out they had reached man's estate and were quick to respond to their country's call. They enlisted September llth, 1862, In Enosburg and became members of Company G, 13th Vermont. They remained In the service till their time expired and were discharged with their regiment. They excelled in soldierly virtues They were obedient, trusty and faithful. They were no shirks; they did cheerfully the many distasteful duties incident to a soldiers' life. They were strong to resist the temptations so common in the army before which many go down to their ruin At Gettysburg they acquitted themselves with great credit. They were as brave as the bravest, as cool as the coolest. They were blessed with length of days Both however, have received their final discharges. Henry was a successful farmer in Westford, Vt., Joel also was a farmer in his native town, Enosburg.

Henry McNall was born June 6th, 1840. In stature he was six feet, erect and well proportioned. His large frame easily covered the 225 pounds weight of later years. After his discharge he was very sick for a year. After regaining his health he was very well till a few months before his death. The disease which proved fatal was sugar diabetes. He passed away February 23rd, 1902, and was buried in Brookside Cemetery in Westford, Vt. A large circle of friends mourn his loss. Soon after the war he settled upon a farm in Westford. Here he lived and prospered. His heart was won by Elvira Dunlap of Westford whom he married February 2nd, 1869. Children and grandchildren came to him and he rejoiced in them all. He valued religious influence for his family and regularly accompanied his wife and children to church on Sunday. His marriage was blessed by five children. Their names were Harry G., Myrtle H., George W., Bertha E., Sadie A. and Prankie. Harry owns the home farm in Westford and has four children. Myrtle died in 1903. George is a farmer in Westford and has two sons. Bertie is married and lives in Fairfax. Sadie is married and lives in Essex, Vt. Frankie died in childhood.

Henry's funeral bespoke the love and esteem he received from friends and neighbors. Pour clergymen were present, several adjoining towns sent representatives. His three brothers and two sons were bearers. From a clipping in a newspaper I quote. "He bore his sickness and suffering with great patience. He will be greatly missed in this and many adjoining towns, being a good citizen and a kind and obliging neighbor, while his genial and pleasant manner made him many friends. He was a devoted father and grandfather.

Joel McNall was born in 1842 in Enosburg. In this town he lived and died. He did not marry till late in life. In the fall of 1890 he married Emma Tracy Of Enosburg. Pour children survive him, Eva, Lottie, Ella and William. He was a worthy and respected citizen. In August, 1903, he went to his reward. He received the sacrament of his church a short time before his death. His widow with her children occupy the old homestead in Enosburg. See page of this book 310

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 622



Joel McNall, who had been ill with consumption for some time, died Monday afternoon at 6:30 o'clock. He is survived by a wife, four children, and three brothers. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the house.

Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, July 29, 1903
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.