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Federal (USV)


Chester H. Bangs

(1840 - 1899)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

From Napoleon. Enlisted in Company B, Seventh Infantry, Aug. 19, 1861, at Napoleon, for 3 years, age 22.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

Promoted to Sergeant. Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps Oct. 18, 1863. Discharged at expiration of term of service, Aug. 22, 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Michigan1. Details from his obituary in the Jackson Citizen of 3 October 1899, posted on his gravesite on Findagrave, and from family genealogists. First cousin of Dwight C. Slack, also of Company B.


07/03/1840; Brooklyn, MI


09/28/1899; Jackson, MI; burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Napoleon, MI


1   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 7, pp. 4 - 10  [AotW citation 12021]