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Chaplin, Roswell A.


Age: 33, credited to Montgomery, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 9/11/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. G, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63

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Birth: abt 1829, Berkshire, VT
Death: 04/12/1897


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/14/1863; widow Emma, 5/3/1897, AR, not approved; contesting widow Lydia, 3/20/1905, VT, not approved
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: Died in Eureka Springs, AR. 13th Vt. History off-site


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ROSWELL A. CHAPLIN volunteered from the town of Montgomery and joined the Bakersfield Company which on organization was given the name and position in the line as G. Comrade Chaplin as I now recall, was a sedate, cool-headed, thoughtful man. His bearing and speech indicated his stalwart nature and rugged manhood. He was a typical New Englander, strong in the faith that led the patriots of 1776 to break away from the tyranny of Great Britain and establish on this continent a government of liberty and asylum for the oppressed. He was 33 years of age and by occupation a farmer educated in the common schools of his native State. A man endowed with a strong mind and a wonderful supply of common sense. He acted only after deliberation; and then was true to his convictions, steadfast in his endeavors to execute them. And hence was a valuable soldier and rendered good service in whatever relation he was called to occupy. There were none in the ranks of Company G that acquitted themselves better in camp, on picket, the march and in battle than our worthy comrade Chaplin. The author gladly after 40 years of reflection offers this tribute to one who displayed heroic conduct on the battlefield of Gettysburg. He was mustered out with his regiment and returned home and resumed his place and occupation, feeling he had helped to save the Union.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 641