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Tewksbury, Charles C.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 20, credited to Calais, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF, 13th VT INF, 1st USSS
Service: enl 9/11/61, m/i 9/13/61, Pvt, Co. F, 1st USSS, dis/dsb 10/4/61; enl 8/29/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. C, 13th VT INF, pr CPL 1/12/63, m/o 7/21/63; enl 8/30/64, m/i 8/30/64, Pvt, Co. I, 11th VT INF, m/o 6/24/65

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VITALS

Birth: 10/12/1841, Calais, VT
Death: 01/14/1927

Burial: Worcester Village Cemetery, Worcester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 80522244

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/8/1891, 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: None

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


DESCENDANTS

3rd Great Grandfather of Heather L Tewksbury Passariello, Bay City, MI

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Tombstone

Village Cemetery, Worcester, VT

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Portrait

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

BIOGRAPHY

CHARLES 0. TEWKSBURY was born as he claimed in Calais, Vt., in 1842; volunteered in August, 1862, and joined Company C. Was mustered into the United States service October 10, and started for the seat of war October 11, arriving at Washington, D. C, on the 13th. His age at date of enlistment was 20 and therefore born in 1842. Company C was the name given the company he joined. All these Calais recruits were good, raw material to make fighting soldiers out of and it is evident Charles C was one of the best for he was promoted to Corporal January 12, 1863. Was well liked by the officers as well as the privates. Was proud of his position, but always kind and courteous to all. Was on hand for duty and never shrank from it no matter how arduous or exacting. Was fully equal to his associates on the long, weary march and in battle. Any soldier that could face General Pickett's desperate charge was brave and heroic. Corporal Tewkesbury gallantly performed his duty throughout his term of enlistment. Was mustered out July 21, 1S63, and returned home proud of the record he made and thankful that he had responded when called. He remained home for a season and then volunteered and this time joined Company I, of the 11th Regiment, being enrolled and mustered in August 30th, 1864, and here he saw plenty of dangerous service, namely, Opequan, Va., Sept. 19, 1864, Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek and Petersburg, but said nothing like the battle of Gettysburg. The war was now over and our valiant comrade was mustered out June 24, 1865, and is now living in Worcester, Vt. May he live many years in this glorious and happy land he so freely offered his life to save. His picture will be found on page 184.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 511


Sat, Jan 15, 1927 – 3 · St. Albans Daily Messenger (St. Albans, Vermont) · Newspapers.com