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Lieut. Charles Wolcott Chauncey
(d. 10 Aug 1847) Range 30 Site 35
U.S. Navy Officer. Died while serving during the Mexican War.
The National Intelligencer, August 30, 1847
Lieut. Charles Wolcott Chauncey, United States Navy, commanding United States steamer Spitfire, died at Anton Lizardo on the 10th instant, from the effects of the prevailing epidemic (yellow fever). He was an officer of high reputation -- a man of worth, of noble and high-souled qualities, and ardently devoted to the profession of which he was an ornament. He has left many sincerely attached friends to mourn his loss -- a loss which his brother officers will feel and appreciate.
The National Intelligencer, February 29, 1848
The remains of Fleet Surgeon Kearney and Lieutenant Charles W. Chauncey, of the United States Navy, having arrived from Mexico, they will be re-interred at the Congressional Burial ground. The funeral ceremonies will take place at the Episcopal Church, (Rev. Mr. Bean's,) near the Navy Yard, on Wednesday, March 1, at 12 o'clock.
The officers of the Army and Navy, and friends and acquaintances of the families of the deceased, are invited to attend the funeral.
Carriages will be in attendance at 11 a.m. at the corner of Pennsylvania avenue and 17th street, near the War Department.
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