Spaulding, Joel R.
Age: 25, credited to Andover, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. C, 16th VT INF, kia, Gettysburg, 7/3/63
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Birth: abt 1837, Londonderry, VT
Burial: Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, PA
Marker/Plot: See remarks below
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Sarah C., 10/10/1863; minor, 9/10/1866
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.
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Killed in action, Gettysburg, PA
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Killed in battle, at Gettysburg, Pa., July 3d, JOEL R. SPAULDING, aged 26 years, member of Co. C, 16th Reg't Vt. Vols., from Andover, Vt. He leaves a wife and two small children, with Father and Mother of his wife, and an aged Grandmother who were dependent on him for support, to mourn his irreparable loss. He enlisted from a sense of patriotic duty; as a soldier he has ever been faithful at his post, never flinching in the hour of danger, and cheerfully gave up his life for his country. His frequent letters to his wife and parents furnish satisfactory evidence that he was prepared for his sudden death. His Bible which he carried from home with him was his constant companion in camp. His funeral services were attended at his late residence, on Sunday, the 19th inst., by a large circle of mourning relatives and sympathizing neighbors, by an impressive and appropriate address by Rev. Baxter Burrows, from Job xxii. 21; while his remains sleep on a distant battle field.
Source: Bellows Falls Times, July 31, 1863
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.