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Chamberlin, Burt Joseph


Age: 20, credited to Middlesex, VT
Unit(s): 13th VT INF
Service: enl 8/25/62, m/i 10/10/62, Pvt, Co. B, 13th VT INF, m/o 7/21/63

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Birth: 1842, Middlesex, VT
Death: 06/28/1907

Burial: Middlesex Center Cemetery, Middlesex, VT
Marker/Plot: 117
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Monica White

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 8/13/1879; widow Verona V., 7/18/1907, VT
Portrait?: Guber Collection off-site, 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


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Middlesex Center Cemetery, Middlesex, VT

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Portrait Portrait

(Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865)


BURT JOSEPH CHAMBERLIN was born in Middlesex, Vt., August 29th, 1842 and have always led a farmer's life in Middlesex, that being still my address. When President Lincoln's call for 300,000 men came my father said to me, "One of us must go." I enlisted in Co. B, 13th Vt. Vol. from Middlesex. I remained with my regiment until we were mustered out at Brattleboro, Vt, July 21st, 1863. I was not absent from my company one day during the time. History tells of the part our gallant old 13th took at the battle of Gettys- burg and I have not forgotten the awful carnage of that battle. I was in the charge against General Pickett.

March 8th, 1865, I married Miss Verona V. Vaughan, also of Middlesex, Vt., who was born in Pomfret, Windsor Co., Vt., January 4th, 1846. Four children were born to us (all of whom are living) as follows: Rufus N., born January 24th, 1869; Wells J., born December 8th, 1872; Edwin B., born March 3rd, 1875; Mary A., born May 1st, 1877; all born in Middlesex, Vt. My father, Solomon Wells Cham- berlin, was born in Greenfield, Mass.. March 21st, 1807, was a farmer; died November 29th, 1871. My grandfather, Rufus Clesson Chamberlin, was born in Durham, Conn August 31, 1770. Died in Middlesex, Vt., March 12, 1855.

Source: Sturtevant's Pictorial History, Thirteenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, War of 1861-1865, p. 123


Survivor of 13th Vermont Passes Away in Middlesex

Burt J. Chamberlain, aged 65 years, a veteran of Company B, 13th Vermont, which held a reunion in Waitsfield the other day, died yesterday at his home near Middlesex Center after three years' illness with a heart trouble and dropsy. The deceased was a son of S. W. Chamberlain, was a native of Middlesex, having been born August 29, 1842, and always made his home in that town with the exception of the time he was in the army. He is survived by a wife, three sons and one daughter. The sons are Rufus N. Of Montpelier, Wells J., and Edwin B., of Middlesex, and one daughter, May A. of Middlesex, the last three residing at home. Mrs. J. E. Clogston, of Montpelier, was a sister. The deceased was a well known farmer, respected citizen and a good neighbor. The funeral will take place at 3:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the house with Rev. J. Edward Wright officiating and burial in Middlesex. Mr. Chamberlin was unable to attend the reunion of his regiment because of his illness, which took a turn for the worse last December. This is the first death to occur in the regiment since the reunion.

Source: Montpelier Evening Argus, June 29, 1907.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.