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Col Walter Henry Chatfield
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Birth: Mar. 11, 1852
New Haven
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Jun. 30, 1922
District Of Columbia, USA


Military: Civil War (Lieut.), Spanish American War
Co. G, 7th US Cavalry; 5th US Inf.; 8th US Inf.; 27th US Inf.

Occupation: Career US Military (retired Mar 11, 1916)

Married (1): Oct 15, 1873, MARY E. CANAN, Southington, Hartford Co., CT
No children

Married (2): Dec 21, 1880, FRANCES MAY "FANNY" RAINES
No children

Oct 23, 1899, Naugatuck Daily News, Naugatuck, CT:
The many members of the old Sixth C.V. [Connecticut Volunteers] will be pleased to learn that the name of Captain Walter H. Chatfield of Waterbury is to be added to the roll of honor of Connecticut men who took part in the Spanish-American war. Captain Chatfield commands a company in the Fifth regiment of the United States infantry, and when last heard from was stationed on the northern coast of Cuba. He is the Son of the brave Colonel John L. Chatfield of Waterbury of the Sixth regiment, C.V., who was fatally wounded in the attack on Fort Wagner, SC, during the civil war. He was born in Waterbury and was a member of Company A up to the time he left that city to enlist in the regular army in the early 70's.
Jul 1, 1922, The Bridgeport Telegram, Bridgeport, CT:
WATERBURY, June 30--Colonel Walter H. Chatfield, USA retired, 70 years old, Son of Colonel John L. Chatfield of civil war fame and after whom Company A, Second Connecticut Infantry was named the Chatfield Guards, died this afternoon in Walter Reed hospital, Washington DC, following a brief illness, according to information received here today.

Colonel Chatfield was born in Derby, March 11, 1852, and was educated in Waterbury grammar and high schools, and at Cheshire Academy. Following his graduation from the academy, he served an enlistment in Company A, Second Connecticut Infantry. When his term of service was up, he enlisted in the Seventh Calvary, regular army, in 1878, at the age of 26 and remained in the army until he was retired May 11, 1916 with the rank of colonel.
Family links: 
  John Lyman Chatfield (1826 - 1863)
  Mary Ann Riggs Chatfield (1826 - 1852)
  Mary E. Canan Chatfield (1852 - 1875)*
  Francis May Rains Chatfield (1858 - 1924)*
  Walter Henry Chatfield (1852 - 1922)
  Minnie Mary Ida Chatfield Bates (1858 - 1897)**
*Calculated relationship
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Sec S E Site Lot 1820
Created by: Catherine Clemens...
Record added: Feb 24, 2010
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Col Walter Henry Chatfield
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Col Walter Henry Chatfield
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Col Walter Henry Chatfield
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- Mary
 Added: Feb. 13, 2013
RIP Walter. You are my 9th cousin, 4 times removed.
- Kellie Walton
 Added: Jul. 25, 2011

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