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Balch, John C.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Chester, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF, 176th NY INF
Service: enl 7/10/62, m/i 7/10/62, Pvt, Co. K, 9th VT INF, dsrtd, Clouds Mills, Va., 7/24/62; enl, Whitehall, NY, 11/13/62, m/i, Pvt, Co. E, 176th NY INF, 12/18/62, m/o 11/16/63, New York City

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1840, Chester, VT
Death: 06/14/1925

Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Bellows Falls, VT
Marker/Plot: 16/North Avenue T, Lot 5
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 21847124

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/25/1880
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: 1890 - Living in Springfield, VT

Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.


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Oakhill Cemetery, Bellows Falls, VT

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Obituary

DEATH OF JOHN C. BALCH
Was Sexton of Bellows Falls Cemetery for 17 Years Funeral Tomorrow.
BELLOWS FALLS, June 18.

John C, Balch, who for 17 years prior to his retirement three years ago, was sexton of Oak Hill cemetery, died Sunday night at the age of 84. His only near surviving relative is a daughter, Mrs. Ada Blood, for 19 years night manager at the local telephone office, with whom Mr. Balch had his home. His wife, who was Charlotte Woods, died six years ago. The funeral was held Tuesday at 2 p.m., with burial in the family lot in Oak Hill cemetery.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, June 19, 1925
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.