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Chase, Jonathan E.


Age: 25, credited to Rockingham, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF, 1st USSS, VRC
Service: enl 5/7/61, m/i, Pvt, Co. H, 2nd VT INF, 6/20/61, dis/dsb 9/1/63; enl 12/963, Pvt, Co. F, 1st USSS, wdd, Spotsylvania, 5/12/64, tr to 5th IND Co. VRC, 12/4/64, also in 4th, 26th and 110th Cos. 2nd Btln, VRC, m/o 8/31/66

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Birth: 11/03/1838, Unknown
Death: 05/05/1908

Burial: Jay Center Cemetery, Jay, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 91348807


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 10/24/1866; widow Sarah A., 6/24/1908, VT
Portrait?: Findagrave
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: None


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Jay Center Cemetery, Jay, VT

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The many friends of Jonathan E. Chase will be saddened to learn of his death, from apoplexy, which occurred at his home in Jay. May 5. Mr. Chase received an injury earlier in the season from which he did not fully recover, being tipped over and striking his the back of his head upon the ice. One week before his death he had an attack of apoplexy from which he never rallied. For many years he was the Jay correspondent for the Monitor and also corresponded for other papers. He was the second son of Newton and Rosina Chase, and was born in Fletcher, November 3, 1838; and has resided in Jay for the past 59 years. He enlisted in the civil war April 25, 1861, in Company H, Second Vermont Volunteers, was wounded at the battle of Bull Run and was transferred to Company F, First United States Sharpshooters, in 1863. He fought in every battle of the Army of the Potomac until severely wounded May 12, 1864 at Spottsylvania, Virginia. He was honorably discharged August 3, 1866, having the longest war record of nay Vermont volunteer. He has held every town office in Jay and was representative in 1880. He has been an active member of the Jay Baptist church since its organization nearly 25 years ago and contributed largely to its support. He will be greatly missed by the church as well as by a large number of friends and acquaintances, as he was a kind and obliging neighbor, always ready to do a kindness for others. On June 6, 1867, he married Sarah Chamberlin Preston, who survives him. Besides his wife he leaves to mourn his loss one son, J. Edgar Chase of Jay, and his stepdaughter, Mrs. George C. Myers of Westmore, also three brothers and three sisters. The funeral service, held in the Baptist church, was largely attended, Rev. J. E. Berry officiating. Mr. And Mrs. Hammond rendered some touching and appropriate music. The G.A.R. attended in a body and their burial service was used at the grave. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. Interment was made in Jay cemetery.

Source: Orleans County Monitor, May 18, 1908
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.