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John Chapman

Date of birth: February 10, 1844
Date of death: September 30, 1905
Burial location: Colma, California
Place of Birth: France, Strasburg
Home of record: Limerick Maine


Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Civil War

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Private John Chapman, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism on 6 April 1865, while serving with Company B, 1st Maine Heavy Artillery, in action at Deatonsville (Sailor's Creek), Virginia, for capture of flag.

General Orders: Date of Issue: May 10, 1865

Action Date: April 6, 1865

Service: Army

Rank: Private

Company: Company B

Division: 1st Maine Heavy Artillery