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D.P. Chase

D.P. Chase

Federal (USV)


Dudley Pike Chase

(1817 - 1863)

Home State: Minnesota

Branch of Service: Sharpshooters

Unit: 2nd United States Sharpshooters

Before Antietam

From Maine, he was a farmer and logger in Wright County, MN by 1857. He enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant of Company A, 2nd United States Sharpshooters on 5 October 1861. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 10 February 1862 and Captain on 18 July.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD and sent on to Washington, DC. He was severely wounded in the right arm and chest at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863, and his arm was amputated at the shoulder, but he died on 8 May.

References & notes

Antietam casualty information from Nelson.1 His service from Minnesota.2 Personal details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from a photograph contributed by James Kenline.

He married Olivia Amanda Carpenter (1824-1857) in April 1844 and they had as many as 8 children.

More on the Web

His rifle is on display in the Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley near Little Falls, MN [newsletter pdf].


02/14/1817; Woodstock, ME


05/08/1863; Washington, DC; burial in Groveland Cemetery, Minnetonka, MN


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. 160  [AotW citation 17323]