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Federal (USV)


John F. Chapman

(1840 - 1913)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 22 year old farmer in Daviess County, he mustered as Private, Company E, 27th Indiana Infantry on 1 August 1862. He was wounded in action a week later at Cedar Mountain, VA on 9 August.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a "spent bullet" in the right arm in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in hospitals in Frederick, MD, Philadelphia, PA, and Baltimore, MD, where he was discharged from Stewart's Mansion Hospital due to organic heart disease on 27 February 1863.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. His service from Brown2 and the Historical Data Systems database, with details from Steven Russell's Roster. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


12/18/1840 in IN


04/10/1913; Washington, IN; burial in Aikman Creek Cemetery, Washington, IN


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 17315]