Capt Howard Church Chapin


Capt Howard Church Chapin

Lee, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 19 Mar 1917 (aged 76)
Burial Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Plot Blk 7
Memorial ID 18425279 View Source

Howard C. Chapin

Residence Readsboro VT;
Enlisted on 8/13/1861 as a Private.
On 9/21/1861 he mustered into "A" Co. VT 4th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 7/13/1865
He was listed as:
POW 6/23/1864 Weldon Railroad, VA (Paroled)
Paroled 3/1/1865 (place not stated)
2nd Lieut 8/1/1862 (As of Co. B)
1st Lieut 4/1/1863 (As of Co. F)
Capt 5/5/1864 (As of Co. C)
Intra Regimental Company Transfers:
9/29/1862 from company A to company B
9/7/1863 from company B to company F
6/11/1864 from company F to company C

Additional Information:
Employed in mining and operated hotels in Georgetown, Colorado, and Denver. Living in Denver, Colorado, on 1910 Federal census.

He applied for an Invalid Pension, 3 May, 1904 (App #1314454, Certificate #1089141).
Led a colorful lifestyle: His first wife shot him during an argument.

He attended the 50th Anniversary GAR Encampment at Gettysburg as the governor's representative for Colorado.

Died 3/19/1917 in Denver, Colorado.

His obituary in a Denver newspaper referred to him as "Colonel H. C. Chapin." It related that he was taken prisoner by a Confederate cavalry outpost on June 23, 1864 while carrying orders and was confined to Libby prison. Granted an invalid pension from Colorado in 1914.

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