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
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.
Date is burial date
Lucy Ann Olmstead Chapin
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