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Petty, Charles W.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 20, credited to Bethel, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF, 14th VT INF
Service: enl 9/10/62, m/i 10/21/62, Pvt, Co. H, 14th VT INF, m/o 7/30/63; enl 9/1/64, m/i 9/1/64, Pvt, Co. I, 9th VT INF, dis/dsb 7/4/65

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VITALS

Birth: 1844, Mendon, VT
Death: 07/06/1865

Burial: Rice Cemetery, Mendon, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Zachary Charles

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, minor, 2/7/1867, not approved
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: None

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

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Rice Cemetery, Mendon, VT

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Charles W. Petty

The Vermont Journal, May 13, 1871

A Relic of Gettysburg.

John B. Batchelder of Chelsea, Mass., writes that he has now in his possession a Testament that was found on the field of Gettysburg, by Matthew Curran, of Pawtucket, R. I., on the day after the battle. It bears the following inscription:

"September 26th, 1862, Charles W. Petty's book. Presented by his father and mother, George S. and Mary E. Petty, with their prayers, that you may cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you. May the Lord help you His word to obey. May He guide and direct you in all your ways. May the Lord bless and protect you wherever you go, and help you to praise him while you live here below."

It also has, in another place, the following: "Mendon, Rutland Co., Vermont," from which it is inferred that Petty was a Vermont soldier. Any persons concerned may address Mr. Batchelder.

Courtesy of Cathy Hoyt.

Webmaster's note: unfortunately, young Charles Petty, of Mendon, had reenlisted in the 9th Vt. Infantry, been discharged for disability, and died two days later, 7/6/1865. Cathy and I wonder if the Testament make it back to the family.