Coleman, Chester W.
Age: 37, credited to Orange, VT
Unit(s): 9th VT INF
Service: enl 6/25/62, m/i 7/9/62, CPL, Co. G, 9th VT INF, m/o 11/27/62
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Birth: 06/14/1826, Middlesex, VT
Burial: East Orange Cemetery, Orange, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, application date
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)
Webmaster's Note: If this soldier enlisted before 9/1/62, and was with the regiment on 9/13/62, he would have briefly been taken prisoner along with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry. Read the blue section of the unit's Organization and Service for details.
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East Orange Cemetery, Orange, VT
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Chester W. Coleman died suddenly last Friday, aged 72 years. Mr. Coleman has been in feeble health a long time, and not been able to be out but a few times this winter. He had pneumonia this winter from which he was not expected to recover but had rallied somewhat. After eating his dinner Friday he went into his room and fell dead. His wife soon entered the room and was the first to find him. His wife and his sister, Mrs. Arbuckle, were the only ones in the house. Mr. Coleman has lived here and near here over forty years. except for when he was in service for his country.
He was a good citizen, neighbor, husband and father, and an active member of the Methodist church, nearly all these years acting as class leader and Sunday School superintendent and teacher, and will be very much missed in the church and community. He was constant at prayer meetings, and all religious services, whenever his health permitted.
He and his estimable wife celebrated their golden wedding Oct. 1, 1898. A large number of friends and relatives were present, and many valuable gifts left them. In less than six months they assembled again to pay their last respects to him who so suddenly fallen, and to sympathize with his family, consisting of a wife, two sons, and a daughter, Mrs. H. E. Sargent of East Barre. His funeral was held at the church Sunday afternoon, Rev. E, F. Cudworth of Waits River, a former pastor officiating, assisted by Rev. Mr. Boyd, and Rev Mr. Sturtevant of East Barre. The floral tributes from friends were many.
Source: Vermont Watchman, April 12, 1899
Courtesy of Deanna French