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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1862

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Clemens C. Chaffee

(Ap'd Mas.)


Clemens Clifford Chaffee: Born June 28, 1841.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1858, to June 17, 1862, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Ordnance, June 17, 1862.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1862‑66: as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., July 1 to Aug. 28, 1862, — at Frankford Arsenal, Pa., Sep. 1, 1862, to Apr. 21, 1863, — and of the

(First Lieut., Ordnance, Mar. 3, 1863)

Department of the Tennessee, May 16 to Oct. 1, 1863, participating, May 16 to June 19, 1863, in the Campaign and Siege of Vicksburg, being on temporary Engineer duty, May 30 to June 29, 1863; in charge of the

(Bvt. Captain, July 4, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Siege of Vicksburg, Mis.)

Vicksburg Ordnance Depot, Oct. 1, 1863, to Mar. 18, 1864; and as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Allegheny Arsenal, Pa., Mar. 22, 1864, to June, 1865.

Served: in receiving arms from Connecticut Volunteers, June‑July, 1865; and as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Springfield Armory, Mas.,

(Captain, Ordnance, Mar. 7, 1867)

June 15, 1865, to July 5, 1867.

Died, July 5,a 1867, at Springfield Armory, Mas.: Aged 26.

Buried, Springfield Cemetery, Springfield, MA.

Thayer's Note:

a His tombstone (q.v.) gives July 6.

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