American Civil War Soldiers
Name: Charles Chapin
RESIDENCE: Williston, Vermont
Enlistment Date: 18 Aug 1862
Side Served: Union
State Served: Vermont
Service Record: Promoted to Full Corporal.
Enlisted as a Private on 18 August 1862.
Enlisted in Company L, 1st Cavalry Regiment Vermont on 29 Sep 1862.
Died of disease Company L, 1st Cavalry Regiment Vermont on 17 Jan 1865.
Edgar W Chapin
wife: Addie M Walston
Cornelius A "Asst Surgeon 6th Vt Vols, 25 yrs"
wife; Beulah Bliss
Charles B. "Co L 1st Vt Cal, died Annapolis Md. 23 yrs."
According to my readings, Charles Chapin died at Andersonville prison after being taken prisoner on May 5th near Craig's Meeting House (Virginia). He actually kept a diary describing his journey south. He was buried in the Andersonville prison cemetery according to author Howard Coffin in his book "The Battered Stars" about Vermont's part in the battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Courthouse, North Anna and Cold Harbor.
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