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Southwick, Frederick A.


Age: 31, credited to Bolton, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF, 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/10/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. F, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; enl 12/17/63, m/i 1/7/64, Pvt, Co. H, 9th VT INF, pr CPL 10/30/64, reported sick in hospital on muster out roll, nfr, tr to Co. C, 6/13/65

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Birth: abt 1831, Salem, MA
Death: 03/01/1907

Burial: Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, MA
Marker/Plot: G.A.R.-Lot,Row-6,South,Grave-24
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 77188950


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/8/1890, MA, not approved
Portrait?: Unknown
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

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 unit's Organization and Service for details.


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Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, MA

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Born in Peabody, Mass. Enlisted from Bolton, Vt., giving his age as 31, September 10 1862, as a private in Company F, 13th Vt. Vol. Int. Mustered in October 10 1861' Private Southwick was a good soldier, always ready for duty. Mustered out July 21 1863. Again entered the service from Duxbury, Vt., December 17, 1863 as a private in Company H, 9th Vt. Vol. Inf., transferred to Company C, June 13, 1865. Supposed to have been mustered out December 1, 1865Was with the regiment in all of its engagements, after joining same. Died at West Lynn, Mass., March, 1907 age being given as 92 years.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 583


Frederick Southwick, whose frozen body was found in a squalid hovel in West Lynn, Mass., recently, enlisted in the Civil War from Duxbury. He served in Co. H, Ninth Vermont Volunteers, and in Company F, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers. He was 92 years old.

Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, February 21, 1907
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.