Chaplin, Joseph Morris
Age: 22, credited to Morristown, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF, 17th VT INF
Service: enl 9/8/62, m/i 10/10/62, CPL, Co. E, 13th VT INF, wdd, Gettysburg, 7/3/63, m/o 7/21/63; enl 10/8/63, m/i 3/2/64, CPL, Co. C, 17th VT INF, red 3/64, wdd, Spotsylvania, 5/12/64, pow, Petersburg Mine, 7/30/64, prld 2/22/65, tr to V.R.C 4/13/65, m/o 7/26/65
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Birth: 06/02/1836, Morristown, VT
Burial: Mountain View Cemetery, Morristown, VT
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Denis & Karen Jaquish
Findagrave Memorial #: 10998996
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/20/1863; widow Amorett C., 11/18/1918, VT
Portrait?: 13th History
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Remarks: 13th Vt. History off-site
Great Grandfather of Phyllis Chaplin Richardson, Pittsfield, NH
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Mountain View Cemetery, Morristown Corners, VT
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EIGHTH CORPORAL JOSEPH M. CHAPLIN was from the town of Morristown. Wounded July 3rd, 1863. Mustered out July 21st, 1863. Re-enlisted in Company C, 17th Vermont, October 8th 1863 Wounded May 12th, 1864; taken prisoner July 30th, 1864. Paroled February 22nd 1865; Discharged July 26th, 1865.
Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 554
Death of one of Morristown's oldest Residents
The death of Joseph Morris Chaplin occurred yesterday (Tuesday), Nov. 5 at 12 o'clock. He was the oldest son of John S. and Lucy Cook Chaplin. He was born in Morristown June 2, 1866 (sic), and was married Nov. 20, 1836 (sic) to Amorett C. Goodell. Two children were born to them, Claude L. of Rochester, N. H., and Leila M., wife of Clarence Merrill of this town. He enlisted Aug. 28, 1862, at Hyde Park, in Co. E. 13th Vt. as corporal. He was wounded July 13, 1863, mustered out July 21, 1863. On Oct., 1863 he enlisted in Co. C, 17th Vt., and on May 22, 1864 he was again wounded. He was taken prisoner July 30, 1864, paroled Feb.22, 1865, and discharged July 26, 1865. He was the oldest member of the G.A.R. holding the goldheaded cane.
Besides his wife and two children mentioned before, Mr. Chaplin is survived by 10 grandchildren, one brother, Geo. W. Chaplin, one sister, Miss Anna M. Chaplin, both of Enosburg Falls.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, The Rev J. J. Bennett officiating, and burial will be made at the cemetery at Morristown Corners.
Source: News & Citizen, 6 November 1918, submitted by Deanna French
Note: It appears that Joseph's birth and marriage years were entered in reverse of what they should be, but is the way article was written. According to records, he was born 2 June 1836.
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