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Childs, Royal S.


Age: 19, credited to Milton, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/6/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. D, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63

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Birth: 1843, Burke, NY
Death: 12/02/1918

Burial: Togus National Cemetery, Togus, ME
Marker/Plot: K/3656
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 120062474


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/14/1888, MA; widow Emma J., 7/3/1926
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: 13th Vt. History off-site


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Togus National Cemetery, ME

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ROYAL S. CHILDS enlisted in Milton, at 19 years of age, and became a member of Company D. Tall, thin and with a boyish face he certainly looked to be about 17, and it is possible that his desire to do his part in the great struggle, induced him to advance his age a couple of years, to be accepted as a soldier for the Union. He was always ready when called, and made no complaint. Served through with the Company, was mustered out at Brattleboro July 21st, '63 and is now living at Clinton, Mass. He cherishes a warm feeling toward his former comrades and frequently attends the annual meetings of the Association.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 533