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 Chauncey Duncan Hanford

Chauncey Duncan Hanford

Birth
Kortright Center, Delaware County, New York, USA
Death 10 Oct 1863 (aged 26)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Sec 1 ; plot 893
Memorial ID 2590261 · View Source
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On January 5,1863, Chauncey Hanford enlisted as a private in Company C of the New York 144th Infantry Regiment. It was commanded by Robert S. Hughston, David E. Gregory, William J. Slidell, James Lewis; Lieut.-Cols., David Gregory, James Lewis, Calvin A. Rice; Majs. Robert T.
Johnson, Calvin A. Rice, and William Plaskett.

At the time of his enlistment they were stationed in the defenses of Washington at Upton's hill, Cloud's mills and Vienna until April, 1863.

They were then assigned to the Department of Virginia, and in Gurney's division assisted in the defense of Suffolk, during Longstreet's siege of that place. In May they were placed in Gordon's division of the 7th corps at West Point, and shared in the demonstration against Richmond.

In July they joined the 2nd brigade, 1st(Schimmelfennig's)
division, 11th corps. This division was detached from its corps on Aug. 7, and ordered to Charleston harbor, where during the fall and winter of 1863 the regiment was engaged at Folly and Morris islands, participating with Gillmore's forces in the siege of Fort Wagner and the bombardment of Fort Sumter and Charleston.

Chauncey Hanford took ill and was allowed to return home. He died Oct 10, 1863 aboard the US transport ship, Cosmopolitan, in New York Harbor and was mustered out.


  • Maintained by: Sue Metzger
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2590261
  • Sue Metzger
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Chauncey Duncan Hanford (9 Oct 1837–10 Oct 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2590261, citing Cypress Hills National Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Sue Metzger (contributor 47853021) .