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Chase, Oren Gould


Age: 19, credited to St. Johnsbury, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 7/24/62, m/i 9/1/62, SGT, Co. A, 11th VT INF, pr 1SGT, 5/20/63, comn 2LT, Co. A, 6/30/64 (7/11/64), pow, Weldon Railroad, 6/23/64, Andersonville, to Millen 11/11/64, prld 11/26/64, pr 1LT, 5/23/65 (6/2/65), tr to Co. C, 6/24/65, m/o 8/25/65

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Birth: abt 1842, Plymouth, NH
Death: 01/31/1914

Burial: Lyndon Center Cemetery, Lyndon, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 37495111


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Italo Collection, VHS Collections
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: None

Webmaster's Note: The 11th Vermont Infantry was also known as the 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery; the names were used interchangably for most of its career


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Lyndon Center Cemetery, Lyndon, VT

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Vermont Officers Reunion Society Collection
Courtesy Vermont Historical Society


(Italo Collection)


Oren G. Chase, for may years a prominent resident of this village, died last week, after a brief illness with acute Bright's disease. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 2, conducted by the Masonic Order, with interment in Lyndon Center. Mr. Chase was the son of Rev. Daniel P. and Dolly Randlett Chase, bon in Plymouth, N.H., Dec. 10, 1842.

When 20 years of age he enlisted in the 11th Vermont Regiment, Co. A., and saw considerable active service in the war, In 1864 he was taken prisoner and saw the horrors of Libby and Andersonville prisons. He was promoted through the various grades, and when mustered out in 1865 was 1st Lieutenant.

Soon after the war he married Mrs. Sarah Hutchinson of Concord, and in 1872 came to Lyndon. After working on the railroad a few years he bought the Union House, which he and Mrs. Chase conducted many years, to the satisfaction and comfort of the traveling public. A few years ago, compelled by failing health, sold out the hotel to Mr. Neagle, since which time he and Mrs Chase have spent their time with their son, Ernest, in Manchester, N. H., and with Mr. and Mrs. B. G. Morrison in this place, where Mr. Chase died. His widow and son, Ernest survive him, together with two stepchildren, Mrs. B. G. Morrison and Irving B. Hutchinson.

Mr. Chase was always a public spirited and valuable citizen, interested in all good causes. He was an active member of the Masonic Order, and held many public offices in both town and village, always performing his work with credit and efficiency, as a citizen, and as a man.

St. Johnsbury Caledonia, Feb. 11, 1914
Courtesy of Deanna French

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