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Federal (USV)

Lieutenant

Chauncey Field

(c. 1834 - 1882)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

From Wiota, he enlisted in Company H, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 22 April 1861, and was appointed Sergeant. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 23 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam while Acting Adjutant.

The rest of the War

He was promoted First Lieutenant, Company F to date from 1 November 1862. He resigned for disability from wounds on 11 April 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from Bryant1, who lists him as Chauncy Field. He is probably (but not certainly) the man whose gravesite is on Findagrave. A notice in the Oakland Tribune for Thursday, April 20, 1882, Page 4, has his death on 11 April in Santa Barbara, CA at age 48. His birth and death dates here based on that information.

Birth

c. 1834

Death

04/11/1882 Santa Barbara, CA; burial in Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, CA

Notes

1   Bryant, Edwin Eustace, History of the Third Regiment of Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, Madison: Arthur H Clark Co. for the Veteran Association of the Regiment, 1891, pp. 423 - 425  [AotW citation 15258]