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Chaffee, Henry Harrison


Age: 21, credited to Barnard, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 8/31/61, m/i 9/21/61, CPL, Co. E, 4th VT INF, pr SGT 8/18/62, reen 12/15/63, wdd, Cedar Creek, 10/19/64 (loss of right arm), pr 1SGT 2/7/65, dis/wds, 6/27/65

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Birth: 12/12/1840, Rochester, VT
Death: 10/17/1912

Burial: North Hollow Cemetery, Rochester, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joe Schenkman
Findagrave Memorial #: 50961198


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 9/1/1865
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: 1863 Diary at Auburn University


2nd Great Grandfather of Cynthia Chaffee Luce, Grosse Pointe, MI

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North Hollow Cemetery, Rochester, VT

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Henry H. Chaffee

The town lost another prominent citizen by the death of Henry Harrison Chaffee, which occurred at his home in Rochester village, Thursday, Oct. 17. He was born in this town Dec. 12, 1840. He enlisted in the Fourth Vermont Regiment (Volunteers) in the fall of 1861; served until Oct. 19, 1864, on which date he lost his arm at the battle of Cedar Creek. At that time he had obtained the rank of orderly sergeant and had been recommended for a commission.

At the close of the war he opened a restaurant at Montpelier, where he met and married Augusta M. Smith, Jan. 1, 1867. Mrs. Chaffee died Feb. 9, 1911. Owing to the illness of his father Mr. Chaffee sold his business and returned to the old farm, engaging in a drover and meat business in partnership with the late I. T. Hubbard. Twenty years ago he moved to Rochester village, entering into company with P. C. Timkham, dealing in produce and live stock.

He was a member of Rural lodge, No. 29, F. and A. M. He was always prominent in G. A. R. circles, having held the office of president of his regimental association and having served as quartermaster of Col. H. A. Eaton post since its organization.

He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Alice R. Wright of Buffalo, N.Y., and Mrs. Henry S. Noble of Middletown, Conn., and Detroit, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. William H. Workman of Detroit and Mrs. Walter A. Tuttle of Claremont, N.H.; and one son, Dr. Henry s. Chaffee of this town.

To his children Mr. Chaffee leaves the memory of a true father and to the community at large the memory of a patriotic citizen and a brave soldier.

The funeral services were held from his late home Saturday afternoon, Rev. Geo. C. Boorn officiating.

Interment was in the North Hollow cemetery.

Source: Herald and News, 24 Oct 1912.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.