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Eliza Ann Harrington Chatfield
Birth: Dec. 23, 1839
Jefferson County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jun. 12, 1911
Big Horn County
Wyoming, USA



Civil War: 1862, Union Army volunteer nurse

Religion: Methodist/Episcopal, converted to Christian Science in 1895

Died: at age 71; uterine cancer

Married: May 20, 1858, ISAAC WILLARD CHATFIELD, Havana, Mason Co., Illinois (Isaac was 22, Eliza 17)

Nine children:
1. Ella Clara CHATFIELD
1859 - 1948
2. Clark Willard Charles CHATFIELD
1861 - 1861
3. Elmer Ellsworth CHATFIELD
1863 - 1962
4. Phil Van Wert CHATFIELD
1865 - 1883
5. Jacqueline CHATFIELD
1867 - 1963
6. Charles Henry CHATFIELD
1870 - 1942
7. Myrtle Lovina CHATFIELD
1873 - 1877
1874 - 1874
9. Calla Mabel CHATFIELD
1878 - 1958

With over 250,000 men from Illinois serving as volunteer soldiers, virtually every Illinois woman was the mother, sister, daughter, aunt or wife of a soldier. Duty also called Eliza, and although she was a young mother of a three-year-old daughter and had lost a second child at birth just five months before, she joined the Civil War as a Union Army nurse. In February of 1862 she served at the Battle of Fort Donelson in Tennessee where General Ulysses S. Grant and the North won their first important victory—at the cost of 2,500 Union and 2,000 Confederate casualties. Two months later Eliza, one of the 5,000 female nurses serving in the war, was at the Battle of Shilo where General Grant's troops in blue encounter the Confederate troops of Generals Stonewall Jackson and P.T.G. Beauregard. Overcome by sickness during battle and accompanied by the weariness of war, the memory of thousands of men dying on the ground, and the horror of crimson staining land, she was taken to St. Louis, Missouri to recover. The losses on both sides were overwhelming: the Union lost 1,735 men, had 7,882 wounded and 3,956 captured. The Confederacy had 1,728 killed, 8,012 wounded, with 959 taken prisoner.

On June 12, 1911, after fifty-three years of marriage and nine children (four of whom she buried), Eliza died from uterine cancer, her burial services under the auspices of the Christian Scientists.
by C. Sevenau
Note: In records prior to this time, Sylvanus' (Eliza's father) name is spelled as Herrington or Herington—in most records after—the spelling is Harrington. His children Susannah, Clark and William appear to use the Harrington spelling. His daughter Eliza's name is spelled Herrington in many records throughout her life (other than her marriage record as Harington).


Family links: 
  Sylvanus Harrington (1807 - 1860)
  Jane Anderson Harrington (1812 - 1846)
  Isaac Willard Chatfield (1836 - 1921)
  Ella Clara Chatfield Small (1859 - 1948)*
  Clark Willard Charles Chatfield (1861 - 1861)*
  Elmer Ellsworth Chatfield (1863 - 1962)*
  Phil Van Wert Chatfield (1865 - 1883)*
  Jacquelin Chatfield Adams (1867 - 1963)*
  Charles Henry Chatfield (1870 - 1942)*
  Myrtle Lovina Chatfield (1873 - 1877)*
  Grace Chatfield (1874 - 1874)*
  Calla Mabel Chatfield Joslin (1878 - 1958)*
  Clark Harrington (1832 - 1899)*
  Susannah M Harrington Detrick (1833 - 1895)*
  Rayle William Harrington (1833 - 1922)*
  Eliza Ann Harrington Chatfield (1839 - 1911)
  Amanda Mabel Harrington Broherd (1854 - 1923)**
*Calculated relationship
Note: Buried: Jun 13, 1911
Mount View Cemetery
Big Horn County
Wyoming, USA
Created by: Catherine Clemens...
Record added: Dec 28, 2008
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Eliza Ann <i>Harrington</i> Chatfield
Added by: Catherine Clemens Sevenau
Eliza Ann <i>Harrington</i> Chatfield
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Eliza Ann <i>Harrington</i> Chatfield
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RIP Eliza. You are the wife of my 9th cousin, 4 times removed.
- Kellie Walton
 Added: Aug. 22, 2011
God Be With You...Rest In Peace
 Added: Oct. 29, 2010

- TOM♦
 Added: Sep. 9, 2010
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