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Federal (USV)

Lieutenant

Henry K. Chapman

(1829 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Company officer

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He enrolled in the Fourth New York Infantry (22 April 1861, age 32) at New York City to serve two years. He mustered in as First Sergeant, Company B on 9 May 1861. He was promoted to Second Lieutenant on 7 December to replace Lieutenant Thornton, promoted. He was tried by court martial at Suffolk, Virginia in July 1862 (charge, outcome unknown), and transferred to Company C on 15 August.

On the Campaign

He died 17 September 1862 of wounds received in action at Antietam.

References & notes

His military service dates are from Phisterer1. The record of his court martial is listed by the US National Archives (Record Group 153: Records of the Office of the Judge Advocate General (Army), 1792 - 1982; Series: Court Martial Case Files, compiled 12/1800 - 10/1894).

Birth

1829

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Phisterer, Frederick, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 6 volumes, Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1909-12, Vol. 2, pg. 1743  [AotW citation 1081]