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Newcity, Jude

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, 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, kia, Gettysburg, 7/3/63

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VITALS

Birth: 1844, Bakersfield, VT
Death: 07/03/1863

Burial: Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, PA
Marker/Plot: See remarks below
Gravestone researcher/photographer:
Findagrave Memorial #: 42356988

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother Calista, 9/5/1872
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: May be one of the Unknown soldiers buried in Sections B or C. 13th Vt. History off-site

DESCENDANTS

Great Granduncle of Michael Newcity, Pittsboro, NC

2nd Great Granduncle of Susan Newcity McClendon, Houston, TX

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BURIAL:

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Killed in action, Gettysburg, PA

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Biography

JUDE NEWCITY was born in the town of Enosburg in 1844, volunteered under President Liincoln's call for 300,000 nine months' men and joined Company G, 13th Vt. Vols., Infantry. He was a mere lad and hardly ever had been away from home for a single night before enlistment. A green country boy, pure in thought, chaste in speech and modest in demeanor, correct in his habits, and diligent in the pursuit of knowledge as to his new duties as a soldier. Too young for the hardships of camp and march and the awful scenes and carnage of the battlefield. He was anxious to join the army and flght for the Union. He inherited patriotic devotion for the land that stood for liberty and freedom. He comprehended beyond his years the wicked and dastardly motives of those who sought to destroy the Union of States and establish the barbarous and inhuman institution of American, slavery throughout the land. None of the boys of Company G rejoiced more, when President Lincoln sent forth his Emancipation Proclamation. He was now more anxious than ever with all his mind, strength and devotion to fight for his home and government. After he enquired of his officers and comrades if we should conquer General Lee's army. Not one of the boys of Company G were more faithful, obedient and courteous than Comrade Newcity. He was a good boy, soldier, brave, conscientious and true with innocent faith and abiding confidence that all would come out for the best. He often spoke of home and the loved ones he left behind and with affectionate manifestations spoke of the prospect of reunion when the war was over. He seemed to think one great battle would end the conflict and that was near at hand. On the march to Gettysburg he frequently said we will have a mighty battle and then the war will be over. To this boy soldier I became strongly attached and sincerely hoped he might be safely returned to home and schoolmates and friends. I could not bear the thought that such should be sacrificed on the field of battle. On the second day of the battle after the charge when we retook our cannon that General Longstreet's men had captured cheerfully said, "We shall win the day and then for home." He was killed the following day, July 3rd, 1863.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 644