Chamberlain, Russell Tyron
Age: 19, credited to Montpelier, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 8/27/61, m/i 9/21/61, PVT, Co. G, 4th VT INF, reen 12/15/63, pr CPL 3/1/63, pr SGT 6/10/64, pow, Weldon Railroad, 6/23/64, Andersonville, prld 11/20/64, pr CSSGT, 1/1/65, pr 2LT 2/27/65 (316/65), pr 1LT 6/4/65( 7/17/65), m/o 7/13/65
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Birth: abt 1842, Moretown, VT
Burial: Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, Portland, OR
Marker/Plot: Grave number 1 Lot 14 Section 1
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Bob Hackett
Findagrave Memorial #: 18343383
Alias?: None noted
Portrait?: Troiani Collection, Guber Collection off-site, VHS Collections
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Vermont Officers Reunion Society Collection
Courtesy Vermont Historical Society
Russell T. Chamberlain
December 22, 1918
PIONEER OF PORTAND IS CALLED BY DEATH
A past commander and prominent member of George Wright Post No. 1, GAR, was Russell T. Chamberlain, who died recently at the age of 77. Born in Vermont, he fought through the civil war, coming to Oregon in 1879.
In early days he was a member of Multnomah Volunteer Fire Company No. 2 and later was foreman of Engine Company No. 2. During President Harrison's administration he was deputy collector of customs here and later became deputy collector of internal revenue. He was county jailer under Sheriff George Sears and for the last 18 years had been janitor at the City Hall.
Enlisting in Vermont in August, 1861, Mr. Chamberlain was a member of the "Vermont Brigade, " said to have suffered more casualties than any other brigade on the Union side during the Civil War. Williamsburg, Fredericksburg, Antietam, Wilderness, Petersburg, Spottsylvania, Charleston and Cold Harbor were among the bloody engagements his regiment went through.
Mr. Chamberlain was a First Lieutenant at the end of the war. He was wounded twice and was a prisoner at several southern camps.
Surviving are a widow, an honored member of the Woman's Relief Corps; a son, J. Edgar Chamberlain, a Spanish War veteran and another son, Earl R. Chamberlain.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.