Colonel Norval E. Welch was killed at the battle of Peeble’s Farm near Poplar Grove Church, VA on 30 September 1864. He’s pictured here “leaping the parapet” just before his death, in an illustration from Harper’s Weekly of 22 October 1864, posted on House Divided.

Welch was the Lieutenant Colonel of the 16th Michigan Infantry and led them at Antietam in September 1862, and again at Gettysburg in July 1863, and was promoted to Colonel after.

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