Tag: 5th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry

William F. Chaffee

William F. Chaffee

William F. Chaffee was a resident of Mansfield on August 11, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. D of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was discharged for disability February 2, 1863.

The descriptive muster roll for the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 41 and his occupation as farmer.  He is described as 5’8” tall with a fair complexion and light hair and blue eyes.  His marital status is single.

He was born May 17, 1822 in Ashford to Frederick and Catherine Spring (Knowlton) Chaffee, Jr. In the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 38 year old farmer in the household of Frederick Chaffee. William married Soviah P. Simonds on August 31, 1862 in Mansfield, just a couple weeks after he enlisted in the army. There are no known children. After his Civil War service, he returned to Mansfield and resumed farming.

On December 20, 1869, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 151,388 that was granted under certificate No. 112,448. According to the list of pensioners on the roll in 1883, he was receiving $8 per month for a wound to his abdomen.

William F. Chaffee died on March 21, 1888 and is buried at the Gurleyville Cemetery in Mansfield.  

Edwin B. Coolidge

Edwin B. Coolidge

Edwin Buckingham Coolidge was a resident of Mansfield on November 4, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. B of the 5th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was wounded July 20, 1864 at Atlanta, Georgia and mustered out July 19, 1865.

He was born September 24, 1836 in Erving, Massachusetts to Wendell and Emma (White) Coolidge. After the Civil War, he succeeded his father in the furniture business, establishing a factory in Willimantic. Edwin Coolidge was a resident of Ashburnham, Massachusetts in January of 1860 but he is not found in the 1860 U.S. census in Massachusetts or Connecticut. In the 1870 U.S. census in Willimantic, he is a 34 year old refinisher of furniture and head of household. He moved to East Hartford about 1874 and resided there for 25 years. The last seven years of his life, he was a resident of Hartford. Edwin Coolidge was a cousin of Civil War Governor William Buckingham. Fitch Soldier Home records indicate that he died there, but his obituary stated that he died at Hartford Hospital. 

Edwin B. Coolidge married Josephine A. _____, born in Templeton, Massachusetts about 1855. Children include: Charles W. Coolidge, born July 17, 1857 and Francis Coolidge, born January 19, 1860. He married, second, Mary Josephine Potter of Griswold in 1867. Children include: Clarence Edwin Coolidge, born April 6, 1870; Nellie Isabel Coolidge, born January 29, 1872; Addie Emily Coolidge born July 24, 1873; Ellsworth Coolidge, born 1875, died 1877; Walter Bixby Coolidge, born November 13, 1877; Mary Button Coolidge, born December 19, 1879 and  Susan Lois Coolidge, born November 28, 1883.

On November 29, 1878, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 263,232 that was granted under certificate No. 159,728. His widow applied for a pension on August 6, 1906.

Edwin B. Coolidge died on July 31, 1906 at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut and is buried at Center Cemetery in East Hartford, Connecticut.

Michael Giblen

Michael Giblen

Michael Giblen was a resident of Mansfield on December 22, 1864 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. C of the 5th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he was transferred from New Haven to the Company on January 7, 1865 and he failed to report.

He was not living in Mansfield in the 1860 U.S. census; no further information is known

Jesse Gibson

Jesse Gibson

Jesse Gibson was a resident of Mansfield on December 15, 1864 when he enlisted as a Private in the 5th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he was an unassigned recruit and he was discharged for disability on January 31, 1865.

He was not a resident of Mansfield in the 1860 U.S. census; no further information is known.

Thomas Keyes

Thomas Keyes

Thomas Keyes was a resident of Mansfield on December 22, 1864 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. C of the 5th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry; he was transferred from New Haven to the Company on January 7, 1865 and he failed to report.

He was not living in Mansfield in the 1860 U.S. census; no further information is known.

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