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Matthews, Byron D.


Age: 30, credited to Jericho, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/10/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. F, 13th VT INF, wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, m/o 7/21/63

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Birth: 1832, Essex, VT
Death: 09/25/1906

Burial: Underhill Flats Cemetery, Underhill, VT
Marker/Plot: 7
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 32798324


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 12/1/1871; widow Betsey N., 12/31/1906, VT
Portrait?: 13th History
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: ME
(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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Underhill Flats Cemetery, Underhill, VT

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(Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865)



Born in Essex, Vt. Enlisted from Jericho, Vt., September 10, 1862, at the age of 30 years, as a private in Company F, 13th Vermont Volunteer Infantry. Mustered into the service October 10, 1862. On duty with his company and regiment at all times. Wounded at Gettysburg and mustered out with the regiment July 21, 1863. Died at Morrisville, September, 1906.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 576


St. Albans Daily Messenger
October 5,1906
Was Old Tent Mate of St. Albans Man
Byron D. Matthews, who died in Morrisville last week, was one of five tent mates of Co. F, 13th Regt., Vt. Vols., that went into camp on Capitol hill at Washington, D.C., the fall of 1862 in an A tent they drew from the commissary that day. One of these was Alonzo H. Sherman, of St. Albans. When they went into camp Matthews always was sent to the wagon train to look for the old tent, and was sure to find it so they camped in the same tent the last night the regiment used A tents, when an order came to use shelter tents to march from Ocquam, Va., to Gettysburg. All lived to come back home and all were living up to the date of Matthew's death. Every one was born and reared under the shadow of old Mount Mansfield, and all can be set down as Green Mountain Boys. They are as follows: Julius Bliss, Caleb P. Nash, Byron D. Matthews, Morris D. Mead and Alonzo H. Sherman.

Contributed by Tom Boudreau.