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Federal (USV)


William Wilder Chapman

(1829 - 1865)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 32 year old painter in New York City. He enrolled there on 7 August 1861 and mustered as First Lieutenant of Company K, 51st New York Infantry on 7 September.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action, probably at Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was discharged on 16 October 1862.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General,1 who does not mention his wound. His wounding is from a casualty list in the New York Herald of 23 September 1862. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Elizabeth Alcora Brill (1826-1886) in February 1851 and they had 2 children.


1829 in MI


1865; burial in Rahway Cemetery, Rahway, NJ


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1900, Ser. No. 25, p. 36  [AotW citation 30348]