. . . of Company K 14th Regiment, died on the 25th of March at Savannah, Tenn., of inflammation of the brain, aged 19 years and 6 months. The deceased was a son of Mr. John D. Welch of this county, was in the battle of Fort Donelson and there as elsewhere, exhibited true courage and devotion. He has given his life to his country.
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, April 5, 1862, p. 3