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Carroll, Edwin

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 18, credited to Enosburgh, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/11/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. G, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63

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VITALS

Birth: 1844, Fairfax, VT
Death: 02/01/1894

Burial: Carroll Hill Cemetery, Fairfax, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/4/1867, NY, not approved
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: 13th Vt. History off-site

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Carroll Hill Cemetery, Fairfax, VT

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Biography

EDWIN CARROLL volunteered from the town of Enosburg September 6, 1862, and joined Company G, of the I3th Vt. Vols. No particular incident marks his career while serving as a soldier in this company. He was born in 1844 and only 18 years when enrolled for the war, a mere lad and it would seem too young for the awful struggle and carnage of the battlefield. But it is nevertheless true that nearly all of the young, smooth-faced boys endured the hardships of army life better than older ones. He was brave and useful on the battlefield as any. This youthfull hero acquitted himself with honor, served his full term, was mustered out with his regiment July 21, 1863, and returned home and the overflowing joyousness of his young heart was more than thankful that he had fought and helped to secure victory at Gettysburg. No act or position in this comrade's life so valuable and honorable as fighting for the Union.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 641

Obituary

Edwin Carroll, late of Company G, 13th Vermont, died at the Vermont Soldiers' Home Hospital on February 1st, of dropsy of the heart, aged 49 years. He was recently admitted from Fairfax, and well be sent to his former home for burial. This is death No. 38.

Source: Bennington Banner, 2 Feb 1894.
Transcribed by Deanna French