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W. H. Chapman

W. H. Chapman

Confederate (CSA)


William Henry Chapman

(1840 - 1929)

Home State: Virginia

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Dixie (VA) Artillery

Before Sharpsburg

He was appointed Lieutenant on 21 Jun 1861, and was promoted to Captain upon Captain Booton's resignation in October 1861.

On the Campaign

He commanded the battery on the Campaign.

The rest of the War

His battery was disbanded on 4 October 1862, and he was transferred to be the enrolling officer for Page County, VA. He then enrolled in J.S. Mosby's 43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry, became Captain of Company C, and was later promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the unit.

References & notes

Military service details from Moore1, with the photograph from his GeoCities website [gone in 2009]. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


04/17/1840; Luray, VA


09/06/1920; Greensboro, NC; burial in Bloomfield Cemetery, Bloomfield, MO


1   Moore, Robert H. II, Danville, Eighth Star, New Market, and Dixie Artillery, Appomattox: H. E. Howard, Inc., 1989  [AotW citation 1080]