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Chadwick, Constantine B.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 37, credited to Bethel, VT
Unit(s): 11th VT INF
Service: enl 8/9/62, m/i 9/1/62, CPL, Co. H, 11th VT INF, wdd, Cold Harbor, 6/1/64, dis/wds, 6/23/65

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VITALS

Birth: 07/22/1826, Randolph, VT
Death: 12/29/1906

Burial: South View Cemetery, Randolph, VT
Marker/Plot: Block 6 - Row 10 - Grave 11
Gravestone photographer: Joe Schenkman
Findagrave Memorial #: 55332406

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/7/1865
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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South View Cemetery, Randolph, VT

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Obituary

Death of Constantine Chadwick

Constantine B. Chadwick died at his home in East Bethel Saturday morning, Dec. 29, after months of illness due to the ailments of his advanced age of over 80 years.

He was born in Randolph, July 22, 1826, the eldest of twelve children of Rufus and Mahala (York) Chadwick, of whose large family there now remain Judith F. Silas and Marcus V. Chadwick, Mrs. George S. Moulton and Mrs. Dana H. Chadwick of this town and Mrs. Ellen Chatfield of Claremont, N. H. The death of another brother, Milton L. Chadwick, occurred the 4th of last November.

After completing his education in the common schools, Constantine learned the trade of carpenter and joiner of his father, with whom he worked until 1848. He then moved to Bethel to follow the business of builder until the outbreak of the Civil war.

He enlisted Aug. 9, 1862, and was mustered into the United States service Sept. 1 of that year as corporal in Co. H, 11th regiment, Vermont volunteers, in the heavy artillery. July 26, 1863, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant, and June 1, 1864, was wounded at the battle of Cold Harbor, losing his left arm. He was discharged from service June 25, 1865, at Montpelier. He was a member of U. S. Grant post, G. A. R., in which he became enrolled March 24, 1886.

Mr. Chadwick married Sept, 1, 1844, Martha Gilson of Bethel, who died April 10, 1894. Three children were born to them - Mrs., Amanda Griffin and Mrs. Amelia Locke of Toledo, O., Mrs. Emma Scott of Montpelier and George Chadwick, who died about a year ago in Arizona.

The funeral service was at 1 o'clock Monday afternoon in Bethany church, Rev. Fraser Metzger officiating. A. H. Beedle, O. J. Marcott, Misses Blanche Sparhawk and Kate Howard formed the quartet of singers, and U. S. Grant post had its burial ritual. The bearers were two of the brothers of the deceased, M. V. And Silas Chadwick, Norman Nichols and A. A. Chadwick. Ten comrades of the post escorted the remains to the tomb.

Source: Bethel Courier, January 3, 1907.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.