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Fitch, George


Age: 22, credited to Windsor, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: enl 9/26/61, m/i 10/15/61, PVT, Co. C, 6th VT INF, wdd, Cold Harbor, 6/3/64, pr CPL, pr SGT 5/26/64, m/o 10/28/64

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Birth: 1839, Windsor, VT
Death: 1929

Burial: Ascutney Cemetery, Windsor, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Lew & Ginny Gage
Findagrave Memorial #: 94038849


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/20/1865
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: None


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George Fitch

The Vermont Journal, Friday, June 21, 1929

George Fitch

The death of George Fitch of Ascutneyville on Saturday, June 15, removes another of that rapidly decreasing band of gallant men who fought so valiantly for the Union in the early sixties, one who, although crippled during the war, yet took up his life again bravely and "carried on" until the end.

George Fitch was born in the Old Constitution House in Windsor on Sept. 7, 1839, the son of Samuel Rice Fitch and Martha Tasker Fitch, his father being proprietor of the tavern at that time. His early boyhood was spent in Windsor until the death of his mother in his ninth year when, with his sister, Martha, he went to live with his uncle, James Fitch, in Cornish, where he received his education and the rest of his boyhood was spent.

In the fall of 1861 he enlisted with many other young men in Company C, 6th regiment, Vermont Volunteers, in which also was his brother, Samuel Fitch. He served faithfully until the Battle of Cold Harbor, in which he lost his leg, after which he returned to Cornish to his sister's home to recuperate.

Soon after the war he was married to Anna Hodgemen of Hartland and for several years he was custodian of the Toll Bridge in Windsor, and here his only son, George was born. In 1875 he moved to Ascutneyville and engaged in market gardening. In January 1910, Mrs. Fitch passed away and on July 29, 1928 he suffered the loss of his only son.

He was a member of the Old South church in Windsor at one time and later in Ascutneyville where he was a deacon, Sunday school teacher and superintendent of the Sunday school for many years. He was prominent in neighborhood affairs and a most hospitable friend to all.

The funeral was held at his late home on Monday afternoon, June 17 with a large attendance, Rev. Galen Russell officiating, and burial was in Ascutney cemetery in Windsor. He leaves beside one grandson, Earl F. Fitch; his daughter-in-law, Mrs. George Fitch, who has faithfully cared for him during his months of helplessness and an adopted grandson and several nephews and nieces. With the death of Mr. Fitch passes the last of a family of five brothers and sisters of that sturdy New England stock of which only a few still remain.

Contributed by Cathy Hoyt.