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Chilson, Eugene D.
Age: 27, credited to Bristol, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 8/27/61, m/i 9/16/61, Pvt, Co. B, 5th VT INF, reen 12/15/63, m/o 6/29/65
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Birth: 1833, Bristol, VT
Burial: Prospect Cemetery, Vergennes, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 42141312
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: yes, 12/27/1879
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Prospect Cemetery, Vergennes, VT
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VETERAN DEAD AT 82.
Eugene D. Chilson Was Well Known Resident of New Haven.
Vergennes, April 10. - Eugene D. Chislon, a veteran of the Civil war, died suddenly yesterday morning from heart failure at his home on East street in the 82d year of his age. Mr. Chilson was born in New Haven, November 20, 1833, but spent his early life in Wisconsin. On his return to this state he settled in Bristol, where for some years he was engaged in the livery business. August 21, 1861, he enlisted for three years in Company B, fifth Vernont infantry. At the expiration of his term of enlistment, he re-enlisted and June 23, 1863, receieved an honorable discharge.
After the war for some years he conducted a hotel in Huntington. In 1868 he moved to Wisconsin where he remained about five years. He then returned New Haven and after a few years moved here, where he has since resided. He was a member of Ethan Allen post, G.A.R., of this place. In politics Mr. Chilson was a Republican. September 30, 1857, he married Miss Sarah Durfee of New Haven, who died only a few weeks ago. He is survived by two sons, Oliver E. of Middlebury and George R. and one daughter, Mrs. William A. Dalrymple, both of this village.
Source: Barre Times, April 10, 1915
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.