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Chandler, Wilbur F.


Age: 22, credited to Albany, VT
Unit(s): 15th VT INF
Service: enl 9/3/62, m/i 10/22/62, Pvt, Co. I, 15th VT INF, m/o 8/5/63

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Birth: 02/15/1840, Hartland, VT
Death: 07/02/1923

Burial: Woodland Cemetery, Keene, NH
Marker/Plot: Section 1, Lot 25
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 11499039


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/14/1890, NH
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


2nd Great Grandfather of Susan Manning Peluse, Poughkeepsie, NY

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Woodland Cemetery, Keene, NH

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Wilbur F. Chandler

The Vermont Journal, February 20, 1925


Two natives of Hartland, twins, February 15 celebrated to be the oldest twins now living who served in the Civil war. They are William B. and Wilber F. Chapman (sic) and were born in Hartland February 15, 1840, sons of Joseph and Lydia (Case) Chandler, old and much respected local citizens. At birth they were weaklings and the attending physician did not expect them to live, but in spite of the early predictions they survived the hardships of the Civil war and 85 winters spent largely in New England.

William B. began his army life in the 3rd Vermont regiment near the opening of the war and served until its close, taking part in 30 battles and skirmishes. He married first Diantha Baker of Keene, N. H., who died a few years after marriage. His second wife was Mrs. Helen Fiske, also of Keene, who still survives.

Wilbur F. was a member of the 15th Vermont regiment and served only nine months, that being the term of enlistment. He married Sarah M. Olmstead of Elmore, N. Y., who died a number of years ago. They had three children, two of whom are living, Mrs. Mattie Adams of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Mrs. May S. Knowles of Keene.

Contributed by Cathy Hoyt.