Age: 17, credited to Highgate, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/11/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. K, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63
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Birth: 1846, Canada
Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 19485541
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
Portrait?: 13th History
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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DAVID QUEBEC was one of Highgate's brave young volunteers, enrolling at the age of 15, and joined Highgate company at the time of its organization, September 11th. He was slim and short, only five feet four, but still growing, but an active, hardy, healthy appearing boy. He was delighted to think he was going to the war. His fear was that he would be rejected at the medical' examination but he passed all right and was happy. He was born in Canada and of French parents in 1847, but had lived in the States most of his life, and could speak very good English. He was a well behaved, nice young fellow, and did his duty better than some older ones, and found no fault with the duties, weather, or army life, took things as they came, and thought he was having a first class time. It was his first experience away from home, and knew but little about the ways of the world and nothing concerning military life. His education was very limited, but he was quite apt and acquired the necessary knowledge for soldiering as quickly as any. His disposition was pleasant and made no trouble in the company. He remained with the company doing duty until March 22nd, 1863, when he was detailed at his own request, and Joined Company H, First R. I. Light Artillery, with which he remained until the expiration of his term of enlistment. He returned to Vermont and was mustered out with his regiment, July 21st, 1863, and then returned to his home in Highgate. His war experience was an important event in his life, and he had improved much, and was reckoned as one of the brave, reliable boys of Company K.
David returned to Washington after a short stay at home, and worked for the government as a teamster, driving mules until the close of the war, and then returned back home again and moved to Swanton, where he lived for quite a number of years, married, and has raised up a nice family of children, all grown up and some married and away. The others are living with their parents in St. Albans, Vt.. Comrade Quebec has lived in St. Albans for the past fifteen years, and has been employed as a railroad hand most of the time. He is a respectable citizen and well spoken of by his associates. His present address is St. Albans City, Vt. A personal sketch will be found on page .... See Roster, also pictures on page 420.
Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 741-2
Death of David Quebec
David Quebec, of Lake st., who was operated upon at the Fannie Allen hospital two weeks ago, died at the hospital last evening. The body was brought to his home in this city
The funeral will be held at Holy Angles church at nine o'clock Monday morning. The interment will be in Mount Cavalry cemetery
Mr. Quebec was born in Farnham, Ques., in 1846 and lived in St. Albans and Swanton most of his life. He is survived by his wife and ten children, Mrs. F. A. Marcoux, of Van Buren, Ark., Mrs. Hoyt Laselle, of the Bay; Miss Adele, of New York city; Mrs. J. R. Connel, Miss Helen and Edmond, of this city; Frederick, of Hartford, Conn. ; George, of Lisbon, N. H. ; David G., and William J., of Rutland; and four grandchildren, David and Mary Quebec, of Hartford, Conn., and Marguerite and Adele Laselle, of St. Albans Bay
Mr. Quebec served two years with Co. K, 13th regiment during the Civil War, and was a member of the A. E. Hurlbut Post, No. 60, G.A.R.
Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, July 19, 1919
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.