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Lavigne, Charles H.


Age: 25, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 88th IL INF
Service: SGT, Co. C, 88th IL INF, pr 2LT/1LT, kia, Mission ary Ridge, 11/25/63

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Birth: 1838, Burlington, VT
Death: 11/25/1863

Burial: Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN
Marker/Plot: C/1193
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 74405942


Alias?: Lane, Charles H.
Pension?: Yes, mother, Catharine B., 2/4/1865 (sister Josephine D. Roy received final payment in 1919, after Catharine died)
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: None.


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Chattanooga National Cemetery, TN

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Killed. -- Charles H. Lavigne formerly of Essex, Vt., was killed in the battle of Chattanooga, Nov. 1863. At the time of his death he was a Lieut. in an Illinois regiment, and fell while fighting gallantly at the head of his company. We publish this fact for the information of his many friends in this State, who even at this late hour are still in ignorance of his fate, although almost a year has elapsed since he met his death.

The following extract from a letter written by the late Col. G. W. Chandler of his regiment, will be read with interest by those who knew him: "It becomes my painful duty to inform you, as the friend of late Lieut. Chas. H. Lavigne, of his death. He fell while bravely leading his his copany in that most desperate charge of the war, on the afternoon of the 25th inst. He was killed before we reached the first line of works. Lieutenant Lagivne was one of our best officers, and in his death his company have experienced a loss it will not recover from. The officers of the regiment all sympathize with the friends of the Lieutenant. I have seen him in other battles before this, and he always excited my admiration by his gallantry.

Source: Burlington Daily Times, 17 Oct 1864.
Courtesy of Daniel Gallagher.