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Olmstead, Alfred D.
Age: 19, credited to Essex, 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: 01/07/1843, Burlington, VT
Burial: Clear Lake Cemetery, Clear Lake, WI
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Dan Taylor
Findagrave Memorial #: 152179844
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/22/1891; widow Allice R., 10/28/1903, WI
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: 13th Vt. History off-site
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Clear Lake Cemetery, Clear Lake, WI
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ALFRED D. OLMSTEAD
Enlisted from Essex, Vt., at the age of 19 years as a private in Company F, 13th Vt. Vol. Inf., September 10, 1862. Mustered in October 10, 1862; was with the company in all of its duties; did my part in borrowing from the enemy, marching and shooting when we had it to do. Fifer Slater and Private Gates were schoolmates of mine, and tentmates now. During the second day when the shells were bursting all around us, Slater came to the Company, having picked up a gun and cartridge box, and took a place in the ranks and refused to go back to the drum corps where he belonged. A shell burst so near our heads as to deafen Slater in the right ear and myself in the left ear. Mustered out July 21, 1863, and went to Wisconsin soon after and have been farming most of the time since. I am quite deaf and can, do only light work. Died at his home in Clear Lake, Wis., October 7, 1903, leaving a wife and son.
Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 578