Age: 22, credited to Berlin, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF, 17th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. C, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; enl 2/29/64, m/i 3/3/64, Pvt, Co. E, 17th VT INF, wdd, Spotsylvania, 5/12/64, m/o 7/14/65
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Birth: 09/02/1839, Hartland, VT
Burial: West Hill Cemetery, Chelsea, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 107746302
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/17/1866
Portrait?: VHS Collections, 13th History
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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West Hill Cemetery, Chelsea, VT
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GEORGE SHATTUCK enrolled into the East Montpelier Company in the summer of 1862, August 29, and counted on the quota of that town of Berlin, Vt. His age at this time was 22. A young man brought up on a farm and was rugged and well calculated to make a good soldier. He had ever breathed the mountain air of Vermont and had inherited honesty, sobriety and industry. Was brought up to do right and love home and country. He was a good addition to Company C and performed the required duties cheerfully and well. Was on hand for pork and beans, hardtack and coffee and for duty when called. He served his time and was mustered out with his regiment at Brattleboro, Vt., July 21, 1863.. The carnage of Gettysburg though awful, only inspired this noble young man to volunteer again and this time enlisted as a veteran into Company B, the 17th Vermont Regiment and here he served until the end of the war. Was wounded in the battle of Spotsylvania Court House May 12, 1864, but recovered and returned to the hills, valleys and streams and became a useful citizen. His record as a soldier was first class and he died much respected by all of his acquaintances. The date of his death is November 13, 1905, and is buried in West Hill cemetery, Chelsea, Vt. His picture will be seen on page 180.
Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 508
George Shattuck, an old resident of the west hill, died Sunday afternoon of heart trouble. Mr. Shattuck was a veteran of the Civil war and was about 70 years old. He is survived by a widow.
Source: Barre Times, Nov. 15, 1905
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.