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Fitch, Samuel Norman

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 20, credited to Windsor, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: enl 9/26/61, m/i 10/15/61, Pvt, Co. C, 6th VT INF, pr CPL, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, m/o 10/28/64

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VITALS

Birth: 09/03/1841, Windsor, VT
Death: 05/26/1918

Burial: Ascutney Cemetery, Windsor, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Cathy Hoyt
Findagrave Memorial #: 103061479

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/14/1865
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: Died in New York City, NY

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Ascutney Cemetery, Windsor, VT

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Samuel N. Fitch

Vermont Journal, July 5, 1918

Obituary

Samuel Norman Fitch of 279 Greenwich street, New York, died Sunday afternoon, June 23, 1918, in a private sanitarium on 74th Street, New York, the immediate cause being pneumonia. Interment was in Ascutney cemetery, Windsor.

He was and old time Windsorite, having been born September 3, 1841, in the "Old Constitution House” Windsor, Vt. While but a boy he had the misfortune of loosing, by death, his mother, the home thus becoming a broken circle. The greater portion of his boyhood in fact almost until his majority was spent in the home of Peter Houghton in what is now West Windsor.

In the fall of 1861, he enlisted with many other Windsor young men in Company C, 6th regiment, Vermont Volunteers, in which he served faithfully until the "Battle of the Wilderness, where he had the misfortune of loosing an arm, after which he returned to Windsor for a short period of recuperation. He then went to New York where he engaged for about two years in mercantile pursuits. The remaining years up until about 1910, he was employed in the carriers department of the New York post office. From then until the time of his last illness his life was spent very quietly in the care of his own interests.

He died, aged 76 years, nine months and 20 days, leaving to mourn his departure two brothers, George Fitch of Ascutneyville and Charles H. Fitch of Windsor and the families of two sisters, Mrs. Harriet Fitch Robinson and Mrs. Martha Fitch Smith, both of Windsor, also a large circle of warm friends in New York especially among the old members of the postal department who all have many good words for him."

Contributed by Cathy Hoyt.