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Ormsbee, Hosea B.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 22, credited to East Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. C, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63

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VITALS

Birth: abt 1840, Middlesex, VT
Death: 05/26/1927

Burial: Greenridge Cemetery, Saratoga, NY
Marker/Plot: Section B New
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 120642221

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/4/1891, NY
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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Tombstone

Tombstone

Greenridge Cemetery, Saragota, NY

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Portrait

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

BIOGRAPHY

HOSEA B. ORMSBEE enlisted August 29, 1862, from the town of East Montpelier, and joined Company C at the age of 22, and was the older of two brothers in the same company. He seemly was a good soldier and on hand at all times for duty for was promoted to Corporal January 12, 1863. He served his term of enlistment and was mustered out July 21, 1863. He was a brave, dashing, courageous soldier and did himself proud in battle, flinching not a bit when facing General Pickett's charging thousands in the valley of Plum Run, Gettysburg, July 3rd, 1863. Any soldier, even if the hero of a hundred battles might have hesitated in the crisis of this charge when crossing bayonets. The scenes were awful and carnage great. But the Second Vermont Brigade led by General Stannard was too much for General Pickett, destroyed his command, killing hundreds and capturing hundreds more. See page 206 for his picture.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 505