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Chauncey L. [Church], the youngest [son of Ezra Church and Asenath Chapin], enlisted Aug. 20, 1862 in Co. G., Second Regt. Vt. Vols., while a student at the University of Vermont, and was killed at Banks' Ford, May 4, 1863. He was in the first battle of Fredricksburg and there fought as only a brave soldier can. In the second battle of Fredricksburg, when his regiment charged up the heights, he again did honor to himself, although in that gallant charge his regiment lost one hundred and eight men killed and wounded ; yet his life was again spared, but only for one short day. The next afternoon, when the enemy charged out brigade, he fell while nobly fighting for his country.


Chauncey H. Hayden, Luther C. Stevens, LaFayette Wilbur and Rev. S. H. Barnum, editors, The History of Jericho Vermont The Free Press Printing Co., Printers and Binders, Burlington, Vt., 1916), p. 437.