Horatio P. Chapin, Civil War Soldier


Horatio P. Chapin
Born in Albany, N.Y._Son of Sidney Chapin_Machinist at date of enlistment_Married_At the age of 30, on the 23d March, 1865, enlisted for one year in the 40th Reg. New Jersey Vol’s_Was mustered into the service as Private March 24, 1865_Joined his Reg. 30 March, 1865, in front of Petersburgh, Va. And was assigned to Co. “A”
With his Reg. he took part in the final campaign against Richmond and was engaged in the last assault on the enemy’s works in front of Petersburgh. Thereafter he was engaged in the pursuit of Lee’s Army till its surrender, which spectacle he witnessed. After the surrender offer, was on duty in {Backesville}. Thence, was ordered to Danville, with the expectation of joining Sherman at Greensboro, N.C. Arriving at Danville, {Johnson} was found to have surrendered, which rendered unnessesary any march for his {???}. After a stay at Danville for a fortnight, was ordered back to {Backesville}, and thence to Southern {Station}, about eight miles from Petersburgh, to guard the rail-road from destruction, by paroled rebels. Engaged in this duty about three weeks, after which was ordered North. Arrived in Washington early in June, and remained in camp near the city till mustered out.
Mustered out July 14, 1865, discharged and paid at Trenton N.J. July 25th Thereafter returned to Chicopee.
Died in Chicopee June 29, 1898.


ca. 1861-1865


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“Horatio P. Chapin, Civil War Soldier,” Chicopee Archives Online, accessed February 22, 2018, http://www.chicopeepubliclibrary.org/archives/items/show/2470.