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Balch, Samuel A.


Age: 18, credited to Newport, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF, 11th VT INF
Service: enl 9/23/64, m/i 9/23/64, Pvt, Co. E, 9th VT INF, tr to 11th VT INF, Co. F, 1/20/65, m/o 6/24/65

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Birth: 04/22/1847, Johnson, VT
Death: 02/20/1914

Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Nashua, NH
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 163803587


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/11/1891, NH; widow Elsie M., 2/26/1914, MA
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 Pittsfield, MA; interred in Nashua, NH

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career

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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Woodlawn Cemetery, Nashua, NH

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Samuel A. Balch

Berkshire Eagle
Feb. 21,1914


Samuel A. Balch, aged 66, died yesterday afternoon at his home, 82 Hawthorne avenue. He had been an invalid for a long time. He was a native of Johnson, Vt., where he was born April 22, 1847, and had resided here since November, 1912, coming here from Nashua, N.H. He was a veteran of the Civil war, having served in the 11th Vermont infantry. He also held membership in the John G. Foster G. A.R. post in Nashua. A widow and one son, Frank O. Balch, survive.

Services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the family residence, Rev. Warren S. Archibald of the Pilgrim Memorial church officiating. The body will be taken to Nashua Monday morning on the 7:20 train and a funeral service will be held there in the chapel in Woodlawn cemetery, the Foster post carrying out the G.A.R. burial service.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.