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Federal (USV)


Henry B. Chase

(1840 - 1886)

Home State: Minnesota

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Minnesota Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old farmer in Brooklyn, MN, he mustered as Private, Company D, First Minnesota Infantry on 11 November 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Hagerstown, MD, then at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, PA. He was discharged for disability on 2 February 1863.

References & notes

Casualty and hospital information from Nelson1. Service from Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars.2 Details from Barden & Jorgenson.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


1840; Conway, NH


02/27/1886; Hennepin County, MN; burial in Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, 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 17325]

2   State of Minnesota, Board of Commissioners, Minnesota in the Civil War and Indian Wars 1861-1865, 2 volumes, St. Paul: Pioneer Press Company, 1890-93, Vol. 1, pg. 55  [AotW citation 20278]

3   Barden, Chuck, and Wayne D. Jorgenson, The First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment , Published 2000, first accessed 01 January 2002, <>, Source page: /#/soldier/385  [AotW citation 20279]