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Welch, John E.
Age: 21, credited to Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF, 5th US CAV
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. I, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63; also Co. C, 5th US CAV
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Birth: abt 1841, Unknown
Burial: Soldiers Home National Cemetery, Washington, DC
Marker/Plot: L 8701
Gravestone photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 21923443
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 3/6/1894, OK
Portrait?: 13th History
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: TN, VA
(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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Soldiers Home National Cemetery, DC
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JOHN WELCH was a man whom no short sketch of mine could do him justice and as I am limited to a few lines I must simply say that he possessed all the qualities which go to make a good soldier. You might with safety rely on him in any emergency in life. He was content to serve in a humble sphere while he was competent to command a company. He acted as scout outside our lines and rendered valuable service. No better soldier ever served in any army. The history of his after life may be read in another place in this history.
Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 683