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Chester S. Furman
Birth: Feb. 14, 1842
Death: Jul. 22, 1910

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the Civil War as a Corporal in Company A, 6th Pennsylvania Reserves. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (July 2, 1863). His citation reads "Was 1 of 6 volunteers who charged upon a log house near Devil's Den, where a squad of the enemy's sharpshooters were sheltered, and compelled their surrender". His Medal was issued August 3, 1897. The five other 6th Pennsylvania Reserve soldiers who were awarded the CMOH for this action were Thaddeus Smith, J. Levi Roush, George W. Mears, James W. Hart and Wallace Johnson. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Sarah Barkley Furman (1844 - 1916)*
 
 Children:
  Ralph B Furman (1869 - 1880)*
  Josiah H Furman (1871 - 1913)*
  Julia H Furman (1873 - 1920)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Old Rosemont Cemetery
Bloomsburg
Columbia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Lot 396, Western Division
 
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Record added: Jan 15, 2001
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Chester S. Furman
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
Chester S. Furman
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
Chester S. Furman
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
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- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Dec. 22, 2014

- David Green
 Added: Jul. 27, 2014
My great great great uncle served in his unit. He never made it to Gettysburg. He was killed at Antietam.
- John Lynn
 Added: Feb. 14, 2014
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