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Chandler, Charles Guy


Age: 31, credited to St. Albans, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT INF, 5th VT INF, 10th VT INF
Service: enl 5/2/61, m/i 5/9/61, SGTMAJ, 1st VT INF, comn CPT, Co. C, 5/24/61 (5/24/61), m/o 8/15/61; comn CPT, Co. A, 5th VT INF, 9/3/61 (9/3/61), resgd 5/1/62; comn CPT, Co. I, 10th VT INF, 8/11/62 (8/30/62), pr MAJ 10/17/62, pr LTC 4/26/64 (5/30/64), dishonorable discharge, 12/24/64

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Birth: 12/17/1830, St. Albans, VT
Death: 02/07/1875

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 148543823


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Louisa Y., 4/29/1878
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: 10th Vt. History off-site


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Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT

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Charles G. Chandler

Charles G. Chandler. Lieutenant-colonel 10th regiment Vermont Volunteers, went out in-service first as sergeant-major of the 1st regiment of 3 months men, May2,'61; was promoted captain of company C, May 24, '61, and was mustered out of service with the regiment, Aug. 15,'61 he was again mustered into service with the 5th regiment, captain of company A., Sept. 16, '61, and resigned May 1, '62. Returning home he recruited company I, 10th regiment was mustered in captain of the company, Sept. 1, '62, promoted major Nov. 20, '62, lieutenant-colonel June 6, '64, dishonorably discharged Dec.'64.

At the annual re-union of the returned officers and soldiers of the 10th regiment, held at Waterbury October 1868, resolution of disapproval of the matter of this discharge, were passed unanimously, and a like request made that an honorable record should be made in accordance with the facts.

Hemenway's Historical Gazetteer, 1871, ii:435.

Submitted By: Deanna French.

St. Albans Messenger, February 8, 1875

A telegram to his friends here announced the death of Col. Charles Guy Chandler, at Fitchburg, Mass., on Sunday morning.

They had not heard of his illness until the previous evening, and are not yet aware of the cause of his death.

The was the only son of the venerable Dr. J. L. Chandler of this place, and resided here during all the fore part of his life.

Prior to the war he was employed in one of the railroad offices. He went out as Captain of the Ransom Guards (Co. C, 1st Reg.t Vt. Vols.) and served as such throughout their term. Afterwards he went out as Major of the 10th Vermont, was promoted Lieut.-Colonel, and served through all the campaigns and battles until December '64, when he was discharged.

After his return he removed to Keene, N. H., having been appointed Master of Transportation of the Cheshire road. He held the position until the fall of '73, when a severe and long continued rheumatic affection compelled him to resign and go to New York for treatment. He spent the following winter there, and in the spring, being much improved , was induced to accept the position of contracting agent for the Boston, Clinton & Fitchburg road, which he held to the day of his death. His age was 44. He was a capable railroad man, a kind husband and father, and possessed many genial qualities which endeared him to a large circle of friends. He leaves a wife (nee Louisa Gregory) and one daughter, 15 years of age. His remains are expected here this evening, when funeral arrangement will be made.

Journal of the Senate of the United States, Jan. 11, 1876, p. 92

Mr. Edmunds presented the petition of Louisa G. Chandler, widow of Charles G. Chandler, late lieutenant-colonel Tenth Regiment of Vermont Volunteers, praying to have the sentence of the court-martial dismissing him from the United State service set aside and an honrable discharge therefrom substituted; which was referred to the Committee on Military Affairs.

Journal of the Senate of the United States, March 18, 1878, page 300

On motion by Mr. Edmunds, Ordered, That Louisa Chandler, widow of the late Lieutenant-Colonel Charles G. Chandler, Tenth Vermont Volunteers, have leave to withdraw from the files of the Senate her petition and papers.

Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States, Jan. 7, 1879, pp. 134-135.

The following memorials, petitions, and other papers were laid on the Clerk's desk, under the rule, and referred as follows, viz: ... Also, joint resolution of the general assembly of Vermont, favoring the correction of the military record of Lieutenant-Colonel Charles G. Chandler, and for a pension to his family...

St. Albans Advertiser, Friday, February 12, 1875, p. 5

Death of Colonel Chandler.

Colonel Charles G. Chandler, formerly of this place, died at Fitchburg, Mass., on Sunday. Colonel Chandler was for several years employed in a responsible situation under the Vt. Central in this place and is kindly remembered as a man of good abilities and many excellent social attributes. He was among the first to join the three months men called for by Lincoln's proclamation of April, 1861. He served with the 1st Vt. Vol. at Fortress Monroe and was at Big Bethel fight in June, 1861, and on his return took an active part in raising men for the 5th Vt. Volunteers, in which organization he went again into service as Captain of "Company A." Capt. Chandler served with his regiment in the Peninsular campaign of McClellan until May, 1862, when he resigned. He was afterwards appointed Major of the 10th Vt. Vols., and rose to be Lieut. Colonel, serving with the 10th we believe from Orange Grove until the conclusion of the Sheridan's Shenandoah campaign. We believe he was always a sufferer from rheumatism' and probably he died of his disease. He was the son of the venerable Doctor Chandler of this place.