Age: 42, credited to Northfield, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 5/31/62, m/i 7/9/62, Pvt, Co. I, 9th VT INF, m/o 6/13/65
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Birth: 05/20/1816, Nicolet, Canada East
Burial: St. Monica Cemetery, Barre, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica White
Findagrave Memorial #: 95593273
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 1/29/1880
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)
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 blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.
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St. Monica Cemetery, Barre, VT
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St. Albans Daily Messenger
Sept. 1, 1904
Joseph Wells, of Barre, said to have been the oldest Civil War veteran in Vermont, died Wednesday morning, August 31, at the age of 88 years. He was born in Nicolet, Que. He enlisted from Northfield, in Co. I, 9th Vt. Vols., and served three years. Soon after his discharge he settled in Barre and had resided there for thirty-seven years. He is survived by three daughters and one son.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.