Chamberlin, James A.
Age: 17, credited to Ryegate, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF
Service: enl 8/28/61, m/i 9/21/61, Pvt, Co. H, 4th VT INF, reen 12/15/63, m/o 7/13/65
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Birth: 04/26/1844, Ryegate, VT
Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, St. Albans, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 14659699
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/27/1889, VT; widow Helen L., 5/2/1904, VT
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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James A. Chamberlin
St. Albans Daily Messenger, Jan. 28,1904
Death of James A. Chamberlin
James A. Chamberlin, aged 59 years and 9 months, died at his residence at No. 49 High st., at 6 o'clock Saturday morning of tumor of the brain.
Mr. Chamberlin was born in Ryegate, April 26, 1844, and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Helen Sampson Chamberlin; two daughters, Mrs. Lillian H. McClune, and Ella Leona Bedard; three half-sisters, Misses Clara Belle, Cora and Leona Chamberlin; and his step-mother, Mrs. L.L. Chamberlin.
Mr. Chamberlin was a member of the former old Vermont brigade, having enlisted from Ryegate August 28, 1861 in Co. H, 1st Vt. Inf. He re-enlisted and was veteranized December 15, 1863; was promoted corporal June 14, 1864; and sergeant December 23, 1864. He was mustered out of service July 13, 1865, after the close of the war. The 4th Regt., Vt. Inf., of which Mr. Chamberlin was a member, took part in 25 engagements and out of a total enlistment of 1690 men, lost 423 killed and 418 wounded, a total of 840 men killed and wounded, almost 50 percent of the entire enlistment.
Funeral of James A. Chamberlin
The funeral of James A. Chamberlin who died Saturday morning was held at his residence on High st., Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. J.L. Sewall, of the Congregational church and the Rev. G. W. Penniman of the Universalist church, officiating. The burial was in the South Main street cemetery, the bearers being S. H. Wood, H. C. Pomeroy, A.D. Collins, C.P. Hogan, J.G. Moore and Willard Farrington. A quartette composed of Miss J. B. weeks, Mrs. A. E. Caldwell, E. L. Shaw, and George Clifford sang the hymns, "Sometime We'll Understand" and " After the Trial and Trouble."
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.