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Chaffey, Russell Joseph

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 29, credited to Wolcott, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/9/62, m/i 9/1/62, Pvt, Co. D, 11th VT INF, d/dis 12/10/63

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VITALS

Birth: 1833, Albany, VT
Death: 12/10/1863

Burial: Davenport Cemetery, Wolcott, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
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: 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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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Davenport Cemetery, Wolcott, VT

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Obituary

Source: Lamoille Newsdealer: Jan. 6, 1864

At Fort Stevens, Washington, Dec. 10, 1863, Russell J. Chafey of Wolcott.

Mr. Chafey enlisted into the Eleventh Vt. and went forth in his country's cause as a matter of principle. He did not as Gen. Putnam of old, leave his plough, but he left his sythe when he had began mowing and joined the army because he loved his country. His Capt., Aldace F. Walker, says of him, "Chafey's loss was one off the greatest the company has ever met." In fact nothing that has occurred since I have been in the army has affected me so much. So sudden-and such a man. He was one of our favorites, always faithful, never complaining, and a model soldier. And from what I saw of him he must have been a model citizen. The company will miss him.

Mr. C. left a wife and child to mourn his loss. His remains were interred in Wolcott Dec. 18th.

Courtesy of Deanna French.

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