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Federal (USV)

Lieutenant

Chauncey Dutton Crandall

(c. 1836 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Company Officer

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 76th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Crandall entered service 23 September 1861, and mustered as First Lieutenant, Company B, 76th New York Infantry in October. He was absent ill in late summer 1862, but was back to command his Company as senior officer present by the Maryland Campaign in September.

On the Campaign

He assumed command of the Regiment and saw his first combat on South Mountain on 14 September after Colonel Wainwright was wounded. He was himself wounded in the hand on the 17th at Antietam, by then having been relieved in command of the Regiment by Captain Young, and resuming his place leading Company B.

The rest of the War

He was on furlough recovering from his wound until immediately before Fredericksburg in December. He was killed there by a cannon ball.

References & notes

Basic information from the roster of the 76th and a biographical sketch both hosted by Mike Brown on the 7th NYSV page.

Birth

c. 1836; Pitcher, NY

Death

12/13/1862 Fredericksburg, VA