(c. 1830 - 1862)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 14th Alabama Infantry
In 1860 he was a 30 year old farmer on his widowed mother Mary Heath Chappell's place in Chambers County, AL. He enlisted as a Private in Company D, 14th Alabama Infantry on 26 July 1861 in Auburn, AL.
On the Campaign
He was reported missing in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.
The rest of the War
He was still listed as missing to August 1863 but by November 1864 he was presumed killed and his widow M.M. Chappell filed a claim for his final pay.
References & notes
His service from Hurst,1 as J. Chappell, and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His memorial is on Findagrave. Thanks to Suzanne Farrar for photographs of John and his wife.
He married Mary Megginson (1830-1881) in January 1850 and they had 6 or 7 children.
c. 1830; Walton County, GA
09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD
1 Hurst, Marshall B., History of the Fourteenth Regiment Alabama Vols, Richmond (Va): M.B. Hurst, 1863, pp. 20 - 28 [AotW citation 9375]
2 US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927 [AotW citation 27729]