Waterbury in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
John Lyman Chatfield
Col. 6th Conn. Vols.
Born at Oxford, Sept. 13, 1826
Died at Waterbury, Aug. 9, 1863
Received at Fort Wagner
“Fidus ad Extremum.”
( Faithful to the end )
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1953.
Location. 41° 32.92′ N, 73° 3.002′ W. Marker is in Waterbury, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is on Riverside Street, 0.1 miles south of Sunnyside Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Located in Riverside Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waterbury CT 06708, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dedicated to the Memory of the Unknown Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary War Tercentennial Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Harrub Pilgrim Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Settlement of Waterbury (approx. 0.4 miles away); They Did Not Come Home Great War For Democracy Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterbury.
More about this marker. The statue gazes in the direction of the monument "Dedicated to the Memory of the Unknown Dead". Gravestones bearing initials of other members of the Chatfield family surround the monument.
Regarding John Lyman Chatfield. John Lyman Chatfield served during the Civil War as Colonel and commander of the 6th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, and was mortally wounded storming Fort Wagner in South Carolina. He went home after his wounding to recover, but went back too soon and died of gangrene as a result.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,351 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 14, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.