Age: 18, credited to Jericho, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF, 13th VT INF, 4th US INF
Service: enl 9/10/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. F, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; enl 12/4/63, m/i 12/30/63, Pvt, Co. H, 9th VT INF, pow, Newport Barracks, 2/2/64, Andersonville, prld 11/26/64, tr to Co. C, 6/13/65, pr CPL 10/28/65, m/o 12/1/65; also Co. I, 4th US INF
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Birth: 05/10/1845, County Mayo, Ireland
Burial: St. Mary Cemetery, Richmond, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 15535937
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
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)
Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.
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St. Mary Cemetery, Richmond, VT
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Pension, National Archives
Was born in Ireland. Enlisted at the age of 18 years from Jericho, Vt., September 10, 1862, as a private in Company P, 13th Regt., Vt. Vol. Inf. Mustered out July 21, 1863. Again enlisted December 4, 1863, as a private in Company H, 9th Vt. Vol. Inf; taken a prisoner February 2, 1862; paroled November 26, 1864; transferred to Company C June 13, 1865, and promoted to corporal October 28, 1865. Mustered out December 1, 1865. Married and has a family and is a farmer; resides in Richmond, Vt.
Source: Sturtevant, p. 577
Funeral of Patrick McGovern Held at Church of Holy Rosary
The funeral of Patrick McGovern who died at his late home March 17 was held Saturday morning in the Church of the Holy Rosary at 9 o’clock, the Rev. Francis Welch officiating. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. The bearers were his six sons, John, Frank, Thomas, Martin, Levi and Charles. Among those from out of town to attend the funeral were John McGovern of New York city, Mr. And Mrs. Henry Wiley of Boston, Frank McGovern of Craftsbury, Mary and Agnes of Burlington, Mr. And Mrs. Thomas McGovern of Cambridge, Mr. And Mrs. Charles McGovern of Roxbury, Mrs. Payton Badley of Morrison, Ill., Mrs. Patrick Free, Mrs. Peter McGrath and Mrs. McMahon of St. Albans, Mrs. Elizabeth Crosby, Mrs. John Glynn and son Robert, Mrs. John McKenzie, Burlington, William McGovern and Stephen Craig of Attleboro, Mass., Arthur O’Brien, Charlotte, Mrs. Mary Fraser and son, Robert of Montpelier, Mr. And Mrs. Charles Gibbs, Essex Junction, Miss Elizabeth Noonan, Proctor. The floral offerings were many and beautiful also a number of spiritual bouquets. Mr. McGovern was one of the three surviving members of the Civil War veterans of this town and a highly respected citizen for the past 62 years which had been spent on the home farm.
Source: Burlington Free Press, March 22, 1926
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.