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Capt Charles Henry Chatfield
Birth: Oct. 3, 1840
Geauga County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jun. 27, 1864
Cobb County
Georgia, USA


Military: Border War (Kansas), 1859
Civil War, Union Army, Captain (Distinguished Service)

Died: Jun 27, 1864 (age 23), in the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain (near Marietta), Cobb Co., Georgia

Never married
No children

Civil War Military History:
Captain Co D 85th Illinois
Killed in battle of Kennesaw Mt., Georgia

Residence: BATH, MASON CO, IL
Age: 21
Height: 5'8 1/2
Eyes: DARK
Complexion: DARK
Marital Status: SINGLE
Occupation: CLERK

Service Record
Joined JUL 18, 1862 MASON CO, IL
Joined By CPT HOUGHTON Period 3 YRS
Muster AUG 27, 1862 PEORIA, IL

Joined FEB 29, 1864 CAMP MCCAFFEE, GA
Joined By GOV OF ILL Period 3 YRS
Muster FEB 29, 1864 CHATTANOOGA, TN

Killed in battle Jun 27, 1864, at Kenesaw Mountain
Charles is buried next to two other men from the same regiment, Austin Walker and D.A. Brands. They were in battle on the west side of Kennesaw Mountain. (JW)
CAPTAIN CHARLES H. CHATFIELD was born in Middlefield, Geauga county, Ohio, October 3, 1840, removed with his parents to Illinois in 1843. and settled on a farm in Mason county. After making a trip to Pike's Peak, in 1859, he settled near Fort Scott, Kansas, and served six months in the Border War. He returned to Illinois in 1860, and was a clerk in Bath when he enlisted as a private May 25, 1861, in Company K, Seventeenth Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and was severely wounded at the battle of Fort Donelson, February 13, 1862. He was discharged on account of wounds June 15, 1862, returned to Bath, and assisted in recruiting Company D, and was elected second lieutenant at the organization of the company. He was a splendid drillmaster and was filled with soldierly pride. General Sheridan once said to Colonel Moore, "You must hold that young lieutenant back he is too anxious for a fight." He was promoted first lieutenant December 21, 1862, and to be captain December 27, 1863. He commanded his company from the latter date, until killed in the assault on Kennesaw mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864. His remains are buried at No. 2331, in the national cemetery at Marietta, Ga.
History of the 85th Illinois Regiment
Illinois Volunteer Infantry

by Henry J. Aten 
Family links: 
  Levi Tomlinson Chatfield (1813 - 1848)
  Lovina Mastick Chatfield (1809 - 1858)
  Isaac Willard Chatfield (1836 - 1921)*
  Clark Samuel Chatfield (1838 - 1906)*
  Charles Henry Chatfield (1840 - 1864)
  Ellen Charlotte Chatfield Batchellor (1846 - 1928)*
*Calculated relationship
Marietta National Cemetery
Cobb County
Georgia, USA
Plot: C-2331
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Originally Created by: Janet
Record added: Dec 17, 2008
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Capt Charles Henry Chatfield
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Capt Charles Henry Chatfield
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Capt Charles Henry Chatfield
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