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F.A. Chadwick

F.A. Chadwick

Federal (USV)


Francis A. Chadwick

(c. 1826 - 1899)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

About age 35, with his brother John in the business of selling heaters and ranges in Philadelphia, he enlisted and mustered as First Sergeant, Company K, 19th Pennsylvania Infantry for 3 months' service on 18 May 1861 in Philadelphia. He mustered out with his Company on 29 August and again enrolled, on 3 September 1861 and mustered as First Lieutenant, Company I, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry on 27 September in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Captain, Company K, to date from 1 August 1862 and discharged 19 November 1863. He was Regimental Quartermaster of the 196th Pennsylvania Infantry for 100 days service from 22 July to 18 November 1864, then First Lieutenant and Quartermaster, 213th Pennsylvania Infantry from 4 March to 18 November 1865.

After the War

He lived in McKeesport and Philadelphia, and was active in the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) veteran's group.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson.1 His service from the Card File.2 His pre-war business from McElroy's Philadelphia City Directory (1860). His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from a photograph contributed by Scott Hann.


c. 1826


12/03/1899; Philadelphia, PA; burial in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA


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. 158  [AotW citation 17298]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23415]