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Chase, George W.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 26, credited to Derby, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: comn 1LT, Co. M, 1st VT CAV, 11/19/62 (11/19/62), d/dis 8/23/63

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VITALS

Birth: unknown, Derby, VT
Death: 08/23/1863

Burial: Buried in an unmarked grave, , VA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
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Findagrave Memorial #: 0
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MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None

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George W. Chase

DEATH OF LIEUTENANT CHASE

Lieutenant George W. Chase from Derby Line commanding Company M, of the First Vermont Cavalry, died suddenly, Aug. 23, 1863, at the Georgetown Hospital. He left his company on the 20th, with fever. Lt. Chase has for sometime been the only commissioned officer with the company, and was on continual duty and in every scene of toil and danger through Kilpatrick's campaign --- a campaign whose history will always be read with wonder and admiration. The Capt. Of the company was shot some time ago, and the 2d Lieut. Enoch B. Chase, brother of George, was compelled to resign by disability, and even his hardy constitution and unbending will were not able to sustain his labors that had been thrown upon him.. Lieut. Chase was a model officer, wonderfully calculated to control men brave, energetic, determined, scholarly, gallant, and quiet in thought and action, both beloved and feared by his command. He never knew what it was to fear danger, and he could lead when any could follow. He always had a passion for military life, and when the country called he came home to Derby Line from California for the purpose of enlisting. His voyage from California was in the ill-fated Golden-Gate, which was wrecked. Chase was one of the few by presence of mind and great strength succeeded in escaping death by swimming against the current and tide to shore. He escaped the death to die the noble and more glorious death of the patriot soldier.

We extend our sympathy to his widowed mother, and all his relatives, and also to his bereaved command. He had died young, but more lamented, and with a noble record of achievement than often falls to the lot of those who live out the full measure of three-score year and ten. From The Green Mountain Express

Hemenway's Historical Gazetteer, 1877, iii:382

Submitted by: Deanna French.



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