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Federal (USV)


Edwin Chase

(1841 - 1928)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 20 year old box maker from Winchendon, he enlisted as Private in Company B, 15th Massachusetts Infantry on 12 July 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded and reported missing in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He returned to his Company 19 December 1862. He was again missing in action, at Gettysburg, PA on 2-3 July 1863. He was captured in action 22 June 1864 at Petersburg, VA and paroled on 25 June. He mustered out of service on 28 July 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts.1 Casualty detail from Nelson,2 who has him as Edwin Childs. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


03/1841; Winchendon, MA


02/29/1928; Cambridge Springs, MA; burial in Miller Station Cemetery, Cambridge Springs, 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. 2, pg. 142  [AotW citation 5618]

2   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 17462]