Chandler, Dana Pitt
Age: 22, credited to Wilmington, VTVITALS
Birth: 1840, Wilmington, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Chandler Family Cemetery, Wilmington, VT
Check the cemetery for location/directions
and other veterans who may be buried there.
(Courtesy of Sally Phillips)
Sally says that Dana's niece, Mattie Chandler (1871-1916) married Lewis Hix's grandson, Leslie Hicks (1869-1954).
Civil War Notes copied from C. M. Russell Diary, Wilmington, VT, library.
Saturday, July 4, 1863
…The wounded from Co. F are in a house about 4 miles distant. Lieut. Lawton had his arm amputated this morning at the shoulder. He was struck by a piece of shell carrying away his ear at the same time. This seems to(o) bad. Corp. Ballou wounded in leg by grape shot; D.P. Chandler in thigh by minnie ball; Thos. Miner, bowels by piece of shell; A. Reed - hand; A. Pike - hand; C. Bemis - side; A. Bugbee - head; F. Morse - foot; Barrett - leg, minnie ball.
News of the death of Lieut. Lawton reached us. Very sad.
Sat., July 25th, 1863
Showery. Bad time for haying. Father has but just begun. Mr. Morris helps him. Feel pretty slimsy - guess I'm going to be sick. Mother and I went out to funeral of Dana (Chandler) - his body arrived today - poor boy. But a few folks there - 5 soldiers. Staid to supper.
Contributed by Sally Phillips.
(Compiled Military Service Record)