Hartson, Chauncey Frost
Age: 18, credited to Greensboro, VT
Unit(s): 4th VT INF, 7th VT INF
Service: enl 1/13/62, m/i 2/12/62, Pvt, Co. K, 7th VT INF, sick with diphtheria at Genl Hosp, New Orleans, dis/dsb 2/25/63; enl 12/7/63, m/i 1/6/64, Pvt, Co. D, 4th VT INF, pow, Weldon Railroad, 6/23/64, Danville, then Andersonville, prld 11/20/64, m/o 7/13/65
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Birth: abt 1844, Greensboro, VT
Burial: Village Cemetery, Greensboro, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 18468853
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/6/1877; widow Lucy F., 11/14/1878; minor, 3/1/1879
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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2nd Great Grandfather of Camille Hayford, Barre, VT
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Village Cemetery, Greensboro, VT
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Chauncey F. Hartson
CHAUNCY HARTSHORN (sic), born in Greensboro, enlisted at Northfield, Jan 1.'62, in Co. K., 7th Reg, mustered in at Brattleboro, Feb. 12, was at Camp Parapet, Ship Island, N.O., also at Camps Williams and Carney; sent to general Hospital, N.O, sick with diphtheria, remained 2 weeks, sent to the regimental hospital, remained until discharged, Feb. 25, '63, participated in the battle of Baton Rouge; re-enlisted at Greensboro, Dec. l, 63, mustered in at Brattleboro Jan 5, '64 for Co.D 4th Reg., went immediately to the company at Brandy Station, Va.; remained with it, participating in the battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna River and Petersburg, until taken prisoner at Weldon Railroad, June 24, '64, sent to Lynchburg, Va., marched thence rapidly to Danville, 75 miles, furnished with short rations, 20 hard crackers or pilot bread, and three-fourths pound of bacon only, being allowed for 5 days, and water given 3 times a day; with the other prisoners kept at Danville for a week, sent to Andersonville, Ga. By railroad; placed in a stockade or prison with 32,000 others, subject to the following treatment: rations per day, ½ lb corm meal, ¼ lb meat, plenty of water - muddy and extremely filthy, no coffee nor tea, when corn and meat not given, 1 pint cooked rice, or 4 tablespoons uncooked, and a very little molasses; allowed only half a blanket, suffered extremely with the cold; sick with scurvy and diarrhea; exchanged Nov. 20, '64, on account of sickness, went home for 40 days, rejoining his company Mar. 5, '65, participated in the capture of Richmond, discharged with the company July 13, '65; received $300 bounty from the town and $400 from the government.
Hemenway's Historical Gazetteer, 1877, iii:225
Submitted by: Deanna French.