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G.T. Chapin

G.T. Chapin

Federal (USV)


George Tarvin Chapin

(1839 - 1864)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 23 year old farmer in Putnamville, he mustered as Sergeant, Company H, 10th Indiana Infantry for 3 months on 24 April 1861 and mustered out on 6 August in Indianapolis. He enlisted again, as Sergeant, Company I, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 1 January and First Lieutenant on 14 February 1863. He was killed in action at Resaca, GA on 15 May 1864.

References & notes

Initial Antietam casualty information from Nelson1. Service from Brown,2 source also of his picture, and the Historical Data Systems database. Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave - his stone has him as George F. Chapin.

More on the Web

His May 1862 letter to his brother Lucius, who survived the War, is in the collection at Wbash College.


1839; Greencastle, IN


5/15/1864; Resaca, GA; burial in Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, TN


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 17312]

2   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pp. 474, 615  [AotW citation 18724]