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Randall, Charles W.


Age: 18, credited to Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF, 17th VT INF
Service: enl 9/24/62, m/i 10/10/62, SGTMAJ, 13th VT INF, pr 2LT, Co. G, 1/22/63 (2/19/63), m/o 7/21/63; comn 2LT, Co. C, 17th VT INF, 2/23/64 (4/17/64), m/o 3/9/65

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Birth: 07/14/1847, Northfield, VT
Death: 10/20/1868

Burial: Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT
Marker/Plot: Lot 537
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 78294653

Cenotaph: Elmwood Cemetery, Northfield, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 183572420


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, mother Caroline E., 3/23/1882, CT
Portrait?: Gibson Collection, VHS Collections, 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: See Obituary


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Green Mount Cemetery, Montpelier, VT

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Elmwood Cemetery, Northfield, VT

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VHS - Reunion Society Collection


John Gibson Collection


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



When the Colonel promoted his son, a stripling of only 16, to the second lieutenancy of Company G there was some quiet grumbling, but the youth made a good officer. When the company with four others was charging to recapture Wier's or Trumbull's battery (am not positive which) on the second day of Gettysburg, he rushed to Lieutenant Clark, in command, and said, "I want to go to the Colonel, he is shot," and he was granted leave. In a moment he returned, almost breathless, saying, "He's all right; it was his horse." He re-entered the service as Second Lieutenant of Company C, 17th Vermont, but contracted small-pox, as he believed from infected underwear which he purchased in Washington, and came so near dying that his health was utterly broken and on the 9th of March, 1863, he was discharged for disability. He opened a country store in East Montpelier, but in the course of a year or two passed away.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 597


Death of Lieut. Chas. W. Randall. - We learn by a telegraphic dispatch from Montpelier, of the death of Lieut. Charles W. Randall, eldest son of Col. F. V. Randall, of that place, and a nephew of J. J. R. Randall, Esq., and Mrs. C. H. Joyce of this town.

He died Tuesday night, and was, at the time of his death, 21 years old.

Lieut. Randall, then a mere boy, went into the army in 1861, in the capacity of a servant for his father, who was Captain of Co. F, 2d Vt. Reg., and served in that regiment until his father was promoted to the command of the 13th Regt., 9 months' men; when he enlisted and was soon promoted to a Lieutenancy.

He served out his time with that regiment, doing noble service at Gettysburgh, where the 13th bore off the palm for having made a brilliant charge upon the enemy, and recaptured two of our guns.

When the 17th Regiment was raised, Col. Randall was placed in command, and his son again took the field, and went through the bloody campaign under Grant, which finally crushed the rebellion and saved our country. Since the close of the war, Lieut. Randall has been engaged in mercantile pursuits, until his health which had been sadly broken down in the service, gave way, and he returned to the roof of his fond parents to die. He was a young man of the most exemplary habits, and persevering industry, brave, generous and kind, and leaves a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his loss.

"How sleep the brave who sink to rest
With all their country's honors blest."

Source: Rutland Daily Herald, October 22, 1868.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.