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Federal (USV)


Frederick Chandler

(c. 1842 - ?)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 19 year old bookbinder from Cambridge, he enlisted 16 April 1861 in Company C, 3rd Massachusetts Infantry for 3 months. He mustered out on 22 July. He then enlisted as Corporal in Company G, 19th Massachusetts Infantry, on 23 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the leg in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged for wounds on 20 December 1862 at Boston. He enlisted on 16 May 1864 as Corporal in the 12th Unattached Company, Massachusetts Militia (Infantry) for 90 days. They were stationed at Provincetown and mustered out on 15 August. He was then commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company E, 61st Massachusetts Infantry, on 1 October 1864. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 15 March 1865 and mustered out on 4 June 1865.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines 2 and the History.3


c. 1842


1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 159  [AotW citation 17311]

2   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 1, pg. 154; Vol. 2, pg. 456; Vol. 5, pp. 143, 221  [AotW citation 17845]

3   Waitt, Ernest Linden (compiler), History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Salem (MA): The Salem Press Co., 1906, pg. 145  [AotW citation 17846]