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Morse, Julius Galen


Age: 25, credited to Underhill, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/10/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. F, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63

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Birth: 06/20/1837, Underhill, VT
Death: 05/06/1873

Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Cambridge, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 42792459


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/10/1890, VT; widow Mary E., 5/29/1894, VT
Portrait?: 13th History
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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Mountain View Cemetery, Cambridge, VT

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



Eldest son of Calvin and Mercy (Mead) Morse was born June 20, 1837, at Underhill, Vermont. His twin sister, Julia E. Moulton, survives him as also does his sisters, Sarah P. Hayden, Lavinia Moore, Mercy J. Wilbur and a brother, Ira C. Morse. The Morse ancestry dates back to Samuel Morse, one of seven Puritan brothers, who came from England to America in l636. Samuel settled in Dedham,, Mass., and died in 1654 at Medfield, Mass., where stands a monument to the memory of the seven brothers. Julius Galen Morse was educated in the common schools of his native town and at Bell Institute at Underhill village. September 10, 1862, he enlisted as a private in Company P, 13th Vt. Volunteers, and was mustered into the service at Brattleboro, Vt., October 10, 1862, following the fortunes of the regiment until its discharge July 21, 1863. He was present and maintained his proper position in the movement which turned the famous Pickett's charge at the battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863. October 13, 1863 he was united in marriage to Mary E. Tyler of Underhill, Vt., and to them were born one son and three daughters, all of whom are living. The son, Colonel Ira E., still living on the old Morse homestead, was commander of the Vermont Division Sons of Veterans, 1899-1900. In 1866 the subject of this sketch located with his family on a farm in the adjoining town of Cambridge, but at the end of six years returned to his native town, purchasing the old homestead where he lived during the remainder of his life. He died of heart failure May 6, 1863, and was buried in the family lot in the cemetery at Cambridge. Mr. Morse was very enthusiastic in G.A.R. work, because a member of Post No. 10 of Cambridge in its early history; was its commander for several years; was detailed to organize several posts in surrounding towns, attended many of the Department Encampments, and went as a delegate to the National Encampment at Denver, Col., in 1883. He was a member of Warner Lodge, P. & A. M., and Pearl Lodge I. O. G. T., both located in Cambridge, and a member of the First Congregational church of the same town In politics he was a staunch Republican. Liberal almost to a fault he was always found on the side of the right, assisting in trouble, always keenly alive to any movement for the betterment of the community in which he lived. These strong characteristics impressed all who knew him and made him an invaluable citizen.


Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 577