Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
From afar drawing nigh,
Falls the night.
Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
From the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.
Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
God is near, do not fear,
Friend, good night.
December 05, 1835 at Brentwood, NH
Entered Service in the US
Army from Springfield, VT
22, 1898 at the age of 62
The Medal of Honor During the Civil War For heroism on July 03,
1863 at Gettysburg, PA
Veazey was one of 63 men who was awarded the Medal of Honor for
heroism in the battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1 - 3,
1863. On the last day of that battle Colonel Veazey led his
regiment in a critical defense of the Union center. During
Pickett's charge he ordered his regiment to execute a "right
wheel" to face the flank of the advancing enemy columns. From
this point they inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy, prompting
two Confederate brigades to move up to support their flank.
Colonel Veazey again led his men with tremendous courage, turning
back the advancing rebels in action that saw the 16th Vermont
Infantry capture two flags and hundreds of prisoners. Later, Major
General Abner Doubleday wrote that Colonel Veazey and his men:
"Broke the desperate charge of Pickett, saved the day and
with it, the whole North from invasion and devastation."