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Tedford, Christopher

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 44, credited to Stowe, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/8/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. E, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63

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VITALS

Birth: 03/1819, County Armagh, Ireland
Death: 02/10/1899

Burial: Sanderson Corners Cemetery, Fairfax, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 24202488

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
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: 13th Vt. History off-site

DESCENDANTS

2nd Great Grandfather of Robert Tyrrell, Astoria, NY

2nd Great Grandfather of Karen Brigham, Georgia, VT

3rd Great Grandfather of Angie Burkett, East Brewton, AL

Great Grandfather of Judi Bow-Power, Cortland, NY

Great Grandfather of Jim Tedford, Stafford, CT

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Sanderson Corners Cemetery, Fairfax, VT

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Biography

CHRISTOPHER TEDFORD was from the town of Stowe. The only man in the company who had seen service, said to have been in British service 15 years, was well drilled and a fine valiant soldier. Discharged July 21st, 1863. Died in Fairfax a few years ago.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 560

Photo



Standing, left to right: Frank Tedford, Alonzo Bellows, Ray Bellows, Letitia Tedford Bellows, and Nellis Bellows.
Sitting: Ki yi and Christopher Tedford
Farm on the back road from Westford to Fairfax, Summer 1898.

Courtesy of Karen Brigham

A story that Karen's grandmother told about Christopher Tedford was that he was a Tailor in the British Army before immigrating to America and Vermont. He would lay his sons on fabric on the floor and cut coats for them and sew them……they were the best dressed children in town. It's interesting to note that in his compiled service record, in March 1863, he was "on duty, detailed as regimental tailor."

Obituary

TEDFORD. -- At Fairfax, Vt., Christopher Tedford, aged 79. Comrade Tedford was born in Ireland. He enlisted in the English army in 1836 and served 17 years. After his discharge he came to this country. He enlisted Sept. 8, 1862, in Co. E, 13th Vt., and was with the company during the battle of Gettysburg, and served until the muster-out of the regiment. Six children survive him.

Source: The National Tribune, Washington, D.C., 27 Apr 1899.