Chilson, Lucius H.
Age: 21, credited to Perkinsville, VT
Unit(s): 2nd MA INF, 4th US ARTY, VRC
Service: enl, Ware, MA, 5/11/61, m/i, Co. E, 2nd MA INF, 5/25/61, pr CPL 2/22/63, pr SGT 4/6/63, dtchd to Co. F, 4th US ARTY 4/10/62-10/11/62, wdd, Gettysburg, 7/63, m/o 5/25/64; 165th Co., 2nd Btln, VRC, no dates
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Birth: 1840, Perkinsville, VT
Burial: Aspen Grove Cemetery, Ware, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 130903665
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, widow Henrietta A.
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Aspen Grove Cemetery, Ware, MA
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Lucius H. Chilson
The son of Helim Chilson and Elizabeth Clark, Lucius Helim Chilson was born 28 Apr 1840 Perkinsville, Windsor Co., VT and died 29 Oct 1869 Wales, Hampden Co., MA of pneumonia. He married Henrietta Augusta Stebbins, daughter of Justus Stebbins and Adaline Hildreth, on 26 Dec. 1864 Worcester, Worcester Co., MA. He resided in Ware, Hampshire Co. MA and worked as a machinist.
The Massachusetts 2nd Infantry Regiment was organized at Camp Andrew, West Roxbury, and mustered in May 25, 1861. Lucius joined at the time of its organization. He participated in the engagements of the Army of the Potomac in which his regiment took part and marched with Gen Sherman's army in the march to Atlanta.
Henrietta never remarried and received a widow's pension till her death, 20 Aug 1927. She is buried at Hillside Cemetery, Monson, Hampden Co., MA. Find a Grave Memorial 58743082. Henrietta and Lucius had one daughter Josephine Augusta, b. 9 Jan 1866, Wales Hampshire, MA. Henrietta was a lodger in Boston on the 1920 census. I would suspect that Lucius is buried in Hillside also.
Contributed by Dianne McQuaid.