Acton Memorial Library
|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;
wounded May 23, 1864, North Anna River, Va. and Feb. 6, 1865, Hatcher's Run, Va.
|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|
|Date||January 21, 1927|
|Place||Los Angeles, Calif.|
|Survived by||Sarah M. Conant|
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," Ancestry.com).
The name Robert C. Conant is included on the Acton Memorial Library Soldiers' Tablet, "The Men of Acton Who Fought For The Union."
Hosmer, The Town of Acton in the Civil War: 68, 124.
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