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Billings, Charles D.
Age: 19, credited to Fayston, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. B, 13th VT INF, d/dis 5/19/63, Camp Carusi, VA
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Birth: 1843, Warren, VT
Burial: Irasville Cemetery, Waitsfield, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 67365758
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
Portrait?: 13th History
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: WPA Graves Registration Card indicates that this is a cenotaph.
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Irasville Cemetery, Waitsfield, VT
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CHARLES D. BILLINGS was born in Warren, but enlisted from Fayston. He was a son of C. D. Billings, a prominent lumberman of that mountain town. He was only 5 ft. 4 in. in height and slender at that and was hardly equal to the hardships of army life. Still he bore them very well till attacked by measles which left him in such a weakened condition that he could not rally and he died May 19, 1863. This was the second death in our company on that day. The other was Cyron G. Thayer.
Charlie was a general favorite with his comrades, and it was hard indeed for them to part with him but he was only one of many thousands whose young lives full of promise were cut short by the war.
Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 458
At Camp Carusi, Va., May 20th, Charles Billings, eldest son of C. D. Billings, a soldier in Co. B, 13th Regiment Vt. Vol., aged 20 years.
Source: Vermont Watchman and State Journal, June 19, 1863.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.