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Chamberlin, Preston S.
Age: 28, credited to Bradford, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 12th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, SGT, Co. D, 1st VT INF, m/o 8/15/61; comn CPT, Co. H, 12th VT INF, 9/22/62 (10/2/62), m/o 7/14/63

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Birth: 11/28/1832, Vermont
Death: 04/27/1916

Burial: Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Hackett

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, Death date/location; Widow, 6/03/1916
Portrait?: VHS off-site
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(State digraphs will show that this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldier's home)

Remarks: See Benedict's Army Life in Virginia

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Upper Plain Cemetery, Bradford, VT

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Chamberlin, Preston S., of Bradford, son of Abner and Mary (Haseltine) Chamberlin, was born in Newbury, Nov. 28, 1832.

Educated in the common schools and at Newbury Seminary, he remained on his father's farm until the age of twenty-one, when he removed to the town of Bradford, where he has since resided.

He is a Republican and has been elected to fill several town offices and in 1890 represented his town in the Legislature. A trustee of Bradford Academy for fifteen years, he is strongly interested in the cause of education.

Mr. Chamberlin enlisted in the United States service in May 1861, under the first call of President Lincoln, being a member of the Bradford Guards. For the first two months of the war, he served as sergeant in Co. D, 1st Vt. Vols. Upon the call for nine months' men in 1862, he enlisted in the 12th Regt. and went out as captain of Co. H, (Bradford Guards) and was mustered out with the regiment. Captain Chamberlin was a charter member of Washburn Post, G. A. R, No. 17, and for several years its Commander.

He married Hannah S., daughter of George W. and Rebecca (Mussey) Corliss of Bradford, Jan. 17, 1856. They have three daughters: Annie (wife of C. E. Spalding), Mary H. (wife of George R. Grant), and Edith Julia.

Source: Jacob G. Ullery, compiler, Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont, (Transcript Publishing Company, Brattleboro, VT, 1894), Part II, p. 67.


Capt. Preston S. Chamberlain, who died at Bradford on Thursday, was a member of the board of trustees of the Vermont soldiers’ home. He was a veteran of the civil war, serving two enlistments, the last as captain of Company H of the 12th regiment. He represented the town of Bradford in the legislature in 1890. The survivors are a widow and two daughters, Mrs. George Grant of this village and Miss Edith Chamberlain of Bradford.

Bennington Banner May 1, 1916

Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.