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Pvt Jude Newcity

Enosburg, Franklin County, Vermont, USA
Death 3 Jul 1863 (aged 18–19)
Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 42356988 · View Source
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- Born in 1844
- Residing in Enosburgh, VT at time of enlistment
- 18 years of age at time of enlistment
- Enlisted on Sep 11 1862 as Private

Mustering information:
- Enlisted into G Company, 13th Infantry (Vermont) on Oct 10 1862
- Killed while serving in 13th Infantry (Vermont) on Jul 3 1863 at Gettysburg, PA

Sources for the above information:
- Roster of Vermont Volunteers During the War of the Rebellion 1861-66, (1892)
- History of the 13th Vermont Volunteers, (1910)
- These Honored Dead: The Union Casualties at Gettysburg, (Longstreet House, 1988)

was born in the town of Enosburg in 1844, volunteered under President Lincoln's call for 300,000 nine months' men and joined Company G, 13th Vt. Vols., Infantry. He was a mere lad and
hardly ever had been away from home for a single night before enlistment. A green country boy, pure in thought, chaste in speech and modest in demeanor, correct in his habits, and diligent in the pursuit of knowledge as to his new duties as a soldier. Too young for the hardships of camp and march and the awful scenes and carnage of the battlefield. He was anxious to join the army and fight for the Union. He inherited patriotic
devotion for the land that stood for liberty and freedom. He comprehended beyond his years the wicked and dastardly motives of those who sought to destroy the Union of States and establish the
barbarous and inhuman institution of American slavery throughout the land.
None of the boys of company G rejoiced more, when President Lincoln sent forth his Emancipation Proclamation. He was now more anxious than ever with all his mind, strength and devotion to fight for his home and overnment. After he enquired of his officers and comrades if we should conquer General Lee's
army. Not one of the boys of Company G were more faithful, obedient and courteous than Comrade Newcity. He was a good boy, soldier, brave, conscientious and true with innocent faith and
abiding confidence that all would come out for the best. He often spoke of home and the loved ones he left behind and with affectionate manifestations spoke of the prospect of reunion when the war was over. He seemed to think one great battle would end the conflict and that was near at hand. On the march to Gettysburg he frequently said we will have a mighty battle and
then the war will be over. To this boy soldier I became strongly attached and sincerely hoped he might be safely returned to home and schoolmates and friends. I could not bear the thought that
such should be sacrificed on the field of battle. On the second day of the battle after the charge when we retook our cannon that General Longstreet's men had captured cheerfully said, "We shall win the day and then for home." He was killed the following day, July 3rd, 1863.

Source: History of the 13th Regiment Vermont Volunteers

Jude Newcity is also mentioned twice in the book Nine Months to Gettysburg by Howard Coffin

Gravesite Details The location of PVT Jude Newcity burial is unknown. He maybe one of the 61 Vermont's unknown soldiers buried in Gettysburg National Cemetery, or in the fields or farms around the Gettysburg battlefield.





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  • Find A Grave Memorial 42356988
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Jude Newcity (1844–3 Jul 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42356988, citing Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Susan (contributor 47169418) .