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Rich, Carlos H.


Age: 19, credited to Northfield, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 4th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, Pvt, Co. F, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; enl 9/7/61, cred Berlin, m/i 9/21/61, CPL, Co. K, 4th VT INF, reen 12/15/63, pr SGT 9/21/64, tr to Co. E 2/25/65, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, m/o 7/13/65 (Medal of Honor)

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Birth: 02/11/1841, Stanstead, Canada East
Death: 05/29/1918

Burial: Roxbury Cemetery, Roxbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Plot 275
Gravestone photographer: Joe Schenkman, Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 22671


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/7/1870, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(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


3rd Great Grandfather of Brittany LeBoeuf, Morrisonville, NY

2nd Great Grandfather of David Calhoun, Katy, TX

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Roxbury Cemetery, Roxbury, VT

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This soldier was awarded the Medal of Honor

Carlos H. Rich

Rank and Organization: First Sergeant, Co. K, 4th Vermont Infantry
Place and date: Wilderness, VA, 5 May 1864.
Entered service at: Northfield, MA
Born: 11 Feb 1841, Canada.
Died: 29 Mar 1918, Bennington.
Buried: Roxbury Cemetery, Roxbury, VT (Lot 217.)
Date of Issue: 4 Jan 1895.
Citation: Saved the life of an officer.

Photograph Contributed by George Parsons.


Charles H. Rich, who died at his home in Roxbury May 28, was a veteran of the Civil war, who participated in most of the big battles recorded. He enlisted as a private in 1861, was mustered out five months later, re-enlisted, was wounded and honorably discharged, re-enlisted and fought until mustered out July 13, 1865. During the battle of the wilderness, though himself wounded, he crept between the lines and rescued from death two wounded officers. For this act he received a medal of honor. After the war he returned to Roxbury, married and lived there until he went to the Soldiers' home in Bennington, in 1909, where he stayed until a short time before his death. Mr. Rich was a member of Brooks post, Montpelier.

Source: Barre Times, June 7, 1918
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.

NARA File Number: R&P 402755.