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Federal (USV)


Chauncey Field

(c. 1834 - 1882)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
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.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam while Acting Adjutant.

The remainder 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, Sources, and other 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.

Death Date: 04/11/1882    Death Place: Santa Barbara, CA    Burial Place: Santa Barbara Cemetery, Santa Barbara, CA


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]

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