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Federal (USV)


William B. Chapman

(1836 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 108th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He moved with his family to Penfield, NY about 1840. He was a farmer in Webster, NY at the start of the War. He enlisted in Company A, 108th New York Infantry on 12 July 1862 at Rochester, NY.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in both hands in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He walked to Frederick, MD, then was sent by train to a hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He was then furloughed home to recover. He reported back for duty in December at Rochester, and was instead discharged there for disability on 16 December 1862.

After the War

He was in the grocery business in Penfield, NY. He then "went west" in 1866, and was in Cleveland, OH by April of that year. In 1871 he was traveling salesman and clerk for A.J. Wenham & Son, and was with them to about 1888, when he went into business for himself.

References & notes

Basic information from Washburn1.


12/26/1836; South Wellfleet, MA


1   Washburn, George H., A Complete Military History and Record of the 108th Regiment N.Y. Vols., Rochester (NY): Press of E.R. Andrews, 1894, pp. 227 - 237  [AotW citation 8896]