91st PA: William Chaptman

William Chaptman

Before the war

He was born in 1829/32 (4 (31 in 1861), 5 [31 in 1863]). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4, 5).

When he enlisted, he was a sailor (4, 5).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 6 feet 2 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, gray eyes, and dark hair (4, 5 [6'1-1/2", dark complexion, brown eyes, dark hair]).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered into service on 1 November 1861 (1, 4). He was enlisted for three years, by Lieutenant Gregory, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (4). He was a private, in company F (1, 7, 8).

He was promoted to corporal, probably on 1 January 1863, though possibly on 1 June 1863 (1, 3 [1 Jan], 4 [1 Jan]).

He fought at the Battle of Gettysburg (6).

He reenlisted as a veteran volunteer on 24 December 1863 (1, 5). He was enlisted for three years, at Bealton, Virginia, by Lieutenant W H Carpenter (5).

He was promoted to sergeant on 1 January 1864 (1).

He was wounded on 18 June 1864 at Petersburg Virginia (1).

He deserted on 30 December 1864 (1). He was a sergeant in company F (1, 7, 8).

On 17 February 1865, he was promoted to sergeant, effective 1 January 1865 (2). (I can't explain the obvious problems with the dates!)

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (William Chaptman)

2 special order 9, HQ 91st PA, 17 February 1865 (Wm Chapman)

3 company F, list of non-commissioned officers (William Chaptman)

4 company F, descriptive roll, #70 (William Chaptman)

5 company F, second descriptive roll, #4 (William Chaptman)

6 Pennsylvania Memorial, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (William Chaptman)

7 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Chapman)

8 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William Chaptman)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index, by name
Ancestry index (accessed January 2007)

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 20 Mar 2014, from Fold3]


Chapman William
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Sergt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.


[card 2, transcribed 20 March 2014]

Chaptman William
Co. F, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Sergt.
REFERENCE CARD.
Original filed under
Chapman, William

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

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