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Federal (USV)


David Chenery, Jr.

(1838 - ?)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

He was a 23 year old farmer living in Belmont when he enlisted on 16 July 1861. He was in Company A.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was discharged for disability from his Antietam wounds on 27 January 1863 at Boston.

After the War

He farmed in Illinois, then returned to Massachusetts. In addition to farming, he was named Roadmaster and Constable (effectively Police Chief) of Belmont - previously Watertown - Massachusetts.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1, with details from Belmont police history.


07/03/1838; Watertown, MA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. II, pp. 72 - 130  [AotW citation 2887]