Civil War Records of Robert C. Conant (alias Robert C. Chaffin)


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
G 32nd MVI Private; enl. and must. June 23, 1862; re-enlist. Jan. 1, 1864 as Corpl. disch. June 17, 1865 Acton laborer

as Robert C. Chaffin, true name Robert C. Conant;

age 18;

wounded May 23, 1864, North Anna River, Va. and Feb. 6, 1865, Hatcher's Run, Va.

MASSCW, 3:499

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): as Robert C. Chaffin, page 70-71


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks
G 32nd MVI Oct. 12, 1877 Invalid 243 195 157 431   as Robert C. Conant
Feb. 16, 1927 Widow 1 570 776 A-4-15-27 Calif. Sarah M. Conant

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  14 pages (PDF*)

Grand Army of the Republic



Date January 21, 1927
Place Los Angeles, Calif.
Age 81
Survived by Sarah M. Conant

Additional Information

Robert C. Chaffin, age 15, is recorded as an inhabitant of Acton in the 1860 federal census, in household (dwelling no. 152) with Robert Chaffin, age 63, and Susanna C. Chaffin, age 60 ("1860 United States Federal Census,"

The name Robert C. Conant is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."


See also:

Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 68, 124.



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